Brussels: La Cambre Abbey

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again: Brussels is one underrated city. Before I moved to Paris, it wasn't on my radar, let alone a must-go destination. But it's quickly become one of my favourite cities in Europe. Here's the first of a few posts from my weekend there that will hopefully give you a little glimpse as to why you should go (no this post was not sponsored by Brussels tourism office, in case you were wondering.) 

Since I've been to Brussels a few times already (see my previous post) we decided to check out a place that's a little off the beaten tourist track, La Cambre Abbey. It's a beautiful building dating from the 18th century that was founded in medieval times. When we turned up there was a wedding party happening in the grounds - it certainly offers a charming backdrop for photos, cue photo-bombing (it crossed my mind), and when we walked into the church, a choir was rehearsing for a wedding service. I had a bit of competition while I was trying to take photos - a wedding photographer was prowling around setting up shots with two cameras in holsters. Think he fancied himself a bit of an Indiana Jones. But the place pretty, calm and it's a short walk from Cafe de la Presse that does good coffee and cake, at half the price of Paris. 


10 comments :

  1. Stunning photos!

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    1. Thanks Cristina! Glad you like them x

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  2. What a gorgeous setting for a wedding. Congratulations to your friends!

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    1. They weren't actually our friends... we kinda gate-crashed ;) Hope you're well darling! xx

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  3. I really need to visit brussels in the summer! I visited during winter and love it, but looking at your photos I can tell I couldn't appreciate its beauty at the fullest!

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    1. Yes, go! Although we might have got the only summery days...;)

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  4. love the blue doors and interior, have never been to brussels, may consider it now, esp for the chocolate mooxx

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  5. Just found your blog via Instagram, love it! So beautiful, both design and photos! I'm a new fan :-)

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    1. Thanks for your comment Nana! Really appreciated it. And I just checked out yours ;) it's also beautiful! And Copenhagen is at the top of my list. Can't wait to get out and visit the city!

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  6. Lovely pictures as always, Marissa! I fully agree that Brussels is an underrated city. There are so many nice places around the city but in a way it's more discrete than London or Paris - it's up to visitors to discover them. If you need any tips about Brussels next time you're in town, feel free to ask or pop by my blog: www.smarksthespots.com

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