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In Paris the Bastille beckons, while the Chatelet offers yet more opera. Brussels boasts the charms of its old town square - one of the finest in Europe, rivalling Prague's - and the picturesque row of restaurants nestling in the historic artisans' quarter nearby, not to mention the capital's front rank opera house, the Theatre de la Monnaie.

But a further option is to take a further half hour train trip beyond Brussels, and catch de Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp - another city with a superb Hanseatic market square - or Gent, with its impressive old centre and famous links with the painter van Eyck.

Plans for the new building of the Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp, which opened on l8 Oct l907 with a performance of Jan Blockx's De Herbergprinses


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