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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.
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Roderic Dunnett, Coventry, UK
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