For a few weeks last year, the singer Angèle announced the stops on Bus 95 in Brussels. She was brought on board by bus operator Stib to celebrate the release of her second album Nonante-Cinq.
But 95 takes you from central Brussels through the Sablon, and around the royal palace before heading south into Ixelles and the leafy streets of Boitsfort.
It terminates next to Boitsfort town hall on the southern edge of the city. Once a modest village, Boitsfort still has a rural feel. You are just a few minutes’ walk from the vast forest that wraps around the southern edge of the city, with trails running in all directions.
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