Saint-Jacques is the historical neighbourhood of the centre of Brussels.
It is organized around the Church of Bon Secours (150 meters / 160 yards from Art de Séjour B&B), that is the stage of Saint-Jacques de Compostela’s pilgrimage, from which it takes its name.
Saint-Jacques has preserved testimonials of the old city but also a tradition of crafts and local shops.
The Manneken Pis is located in Saint-Jacques (250 meters / 275 yards from Art de Séjour Bed & Breakfast) and represents Brussels quirky character.
The Place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés (400 meters / 450 yards for Art de Séjour B & B) that houses the old Corn Market is the top of the neighbourhood and makes the link with the Sablon neighbourhood.
Saint-Jacques is famous for its historical character. It retains its Brussels identity and it is not only for tourists.
The neighborhood is characterized by a relatively large collection of small, original, attractive, neat, and mostly affordable shops of design, clothing, gifts or food, as well as a large number of collector’s shops and art galleries.
Meeting point of the gay community, it offers shops of character, sharp and trendy products.
Saint-Jacques attracts an average of 16,000 visitors a day.