Still the home of a beautiful botanical garden, Le Botanique was originally built to house the exotic plants of the Société Royale d’Horticulture, a small plant-collecting elite, and later became the National Botanic Garden. With the transformation into the Cultural Center for the French-speaking community in 1984 came one of the most vibrant concert hubs in Brussels. Besides exposition rooms and a museum, the place has three music halls, the magnificent Orangery being the biggest with a capacity of 700 people. The circular ‘Rotondo’ and ‘Witloof Bar’ – named after the chicory that was invented here during the venue’s botanical heydays – are ideally suited for intimate performances and talented young bands who’ve come to try out their stuff on the Brussels crowd.
Le Botanique, Rue Royale 236, 1210 Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 218 37 32