A choice setting for the finest antique dealers and vanity fair.
This double square is a must for all Brussels visitors. The Petit Sablon with its monument to the Counts of Egmont and Horne, who paid with their lives for their uprising against the Spanish, is surrounded by picturesque artisan sculptures. The Grand Sablon is a mecca for antique dealers and provides the backdrop for their weekend market. The square is also a catwalk for the smart and the rich. They glide pleasurably around the square in their expensive cars, friends and enemies gaze pleasurably at one another from the terraces. Each café has its own clientele - apart from the indestructible Au Vieux Saint-Martin, which is loved by all.