Avenue Louise

The Avenue Louise (French) or Louizalaan (Dutch) is a major thoroughfare in Brussels, Belgium. It is located in the southern part of the City of Brussels, on the border with the municipality of Ixelles, where it runs south–east from the Place Louise/Louizaplein [nl] to the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos, covering a distance of 2.7 km (1.7 mi). It is named in honour of King Leopold II's eldest daughter, Princess Louise (1858–1924).

Avenue Louise (in French)
Louizalaan (in Dutch)
The Avenue Louise/Louizalaan in winter
Location within Brussels
Location City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region,
Belgium
Coordinates 50°49′37″N 04°21′52″E
Construction
Commissioned 1847

The Avenue Louise is one of the most prestigious and expensive avenues in Brussels, lined with high-end fashion stores and boutiques, however, at night, it becomes an area of prostitution.[1][2][3] It also houses many embassies and offices. It is served by the metro station Louise/Louiza (on lines 2 and 6), as well as the tram lines 8 and 93, which run its entire length.[4][5]


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