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-The ultimate insider's guide to Brussels -Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides -Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide -Appeals to both the local market (nearly 1.2 million people call Brussels home) and the tourist market (almost 6.8 million people visit Brussels every year ) -Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs Brussels is a place that makes things happen, in every way. It is a melting-pot of nations, a multicultural city with an eventful history, full of contradictions and friction. It is the political headquarters of Europe. It was marked by the Middle Ages, and is a city of Art Nouveau. It is the world capital of the comic, a site of unique chocolateries, and famous for having the best french fries. Brussels stands for opulent restaurants and unbelievable bars with well over 100 kinds of beer. Brussels is a city filled with secrets, hidden treasures and many exciting surprises - 111 times over.