Cabs. BRUSSELS. 12. Route. 67
Cafi Central, Boul. Anspach 83, to the S. of the Exchange. — Ices at the
cafes, and also at the following confectioners: Brias ■£■ Co., Rue Cantersteen
5 (PL D, 4); "Brosi, Rue Treurenberg 8, Mathis, Rue Treurenberg 25 (at
these two 50 c. per portion); Marchal, in the Park (Vauxhall), N. E.
corner, by the Theatre du Pare.
Baths. Bain Royal (PI. F,3), Rue de l'Enseignement 62 (cold and swim¬
ming baths) and Rue du Moniteur 10-12 (warm baths, 1 fr. 20 c. to 2 fr.). Bains
St. Sauveur (PI. 3; D, 3), Montagne aux Herbes Potageres 33; Bains Lio-
pold (PI. 2; D, 4), Rue des Trois Tetes 8, both with good swimming
basins (1 fr.).
Shops. The best are in the Rue de la Madeleine and Montagne de la
Cour, the principal streets leading from the upper to the lower part of
the city; also in the Rue Neuve, the Passages, and Boul. Anspach.
— Money Changers in the Montagne de la Cour (No. 81), Marche aux
Herbes, Rue des Fripiers, etc.
Brussels Lace. The following are the most important houses for this
speciality : Verde' Delisle (Compagnie des Indes), Rue de la Regence 1; Dai-
meries-Petitjean, Rue Royale 2; BSval De Beck, Rue Royale 74; Miiser et Co.,
Rue Fosse-aux-Loups 1; Baert, Boul. du Nord 23; Junckers, Rue du Midi
132; Robyt, Rue du Midi 4; De Vergnies cv Soeurs, Rue des Paroissiens
26; Des Mares, Rue Chancellerie 15; Sacre, Place des Martyrs 20; Bnch-
holtz, Rue Leopold 3; Duden, Rue Fosse-aux-Loups 75; Schiirmann, Rue
Gretry 13. — The lace is less expensive than formerly, as the flowers or
'sprigs' are now sewn upon a ground of tuile instead of one made by
hand. The flowers are either manufactured with the bobbin (fleurs en
plat) or with the needle (fleurs en point). About 130,000 women are
employed in this manufacture in Belgium, and the value of their work
is about 50 million fr. annually.
Booksellers. Office de Publicitt (Lebegue & Co.), Rue de la Madeleine 46;
Kiessling & Co., with lending library, Montagne de la Cour 72; Muquardl,
Rue de la Regence 45; Armes Successeurs, Rue de Namur 3. — Engrav¬
ings : Goupil A- Co., Montagne de la Cour; Geruzet, Rue de l'Ecuyer;
Leroy <(■ Fits, Montagne de la Cour 83 ; Bernheim, Montagne de la Cour 94.
Post Office. The central office (PL 1), 2) is now in the old
Augustine Church, Boulevard Anspach; open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. There
are also numerous branch-offices, open from 7. a. m. to 7 p.m., all with
telegraph-offices. Pilfar fetter-boxes in all the principal streets.
Telegraph Office. Central office (PI. 64; E, 1) at the Station du Nord,
Rue de Brabant; 'bureaux succursales' at the other railway-stations, the
above-mentioned post-offices, etc.
International Intelligence Office, Montagne de fa Cour 25, for secur¬
ing railway-tickets and sleeping-carriages, forwarding luggage, etc.
Cabs (Voitures de Place). The following is the tariff of the Brussefs
municipal district for one-horse cabs, holding 1-3 persons. There is no
fixed tariff for the two-horse cabs. — From 6 (in winter 7) a.m. till
midnight, for 72 hr. 1 fr., for each lj\ hr. additional 50 c. From mid¬
night to 6 or 7 a.m.. for i/2 hr. 2 fr., each '/* nr- additional 1 fr.
Trunk 15 c, small luggage free. Gratuity of 10-25 c. to the driver
usual. This tariff includes drives in the Bois de la Cambre and the Park
of Laeken, provided the hirer returns to town in the same cab. If not,
1 fr. extra is paid as return-money.
The fares of the 'Voitures de Grande Remise', superior vehicles, with
coachmen in livery, are higher.
Tramway (Chemin de Fer Americain). Brussels possesses a very
complete network of tramways, which are marked in the Plan. The cars
run every 10 or 20 min.; fares 10-60 c. according to the distance traversed.
1. From Schaerbeek (PI. F, 1) through the Rue Royale, and then
cither across the Place des Palais and through the Boulevard de Waterloo
(yellow name-boards and lamps), or through the Rue de la Iligence
(red boards and lamps), to the Avenue Louise (PI. D, 6) and the Bois de
2. From the Station du Nord by the Upper Boulevards (PI. E, F, 2-5)
to the Station du Midi.