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An ever-changing district in Brussels

By Barbara Lewis ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-10-10 08:37:16

From lepers to art lovers, the Les Marolles district in Brussels has steadily emerged from the shadow cast by one of its historic buildings: the Palais de Justice

Once the last refuge of lepers and criminals, one of Brussels' quirkiest neighbourhoods teems with vintage furniture sellers, flea markets and linguistic invention.

Les Marolles in French, or de Marollen in Dutch, stretches from the Gare du Midi, where Eurostar trains arrive, to the city's highest point, the Mont des Pendus or Galgenberg (Gallows Hill), where you can look down on half of Brussels.

An ever-changing district in Brussels

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