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City Tours

  1. When can I join a city tour ?
  2. For how long do the tours last ?
  3. Should I reserve my place in advance for a city tour ?
  4. Can I organise a private tour for my group outside the programme of public tours ?
  5. Are the tours available in languages other than French ?

ARAU

  1. From where does ARAU get its income ?
  2. Is ARAU linked to any political parties or movements ?
  3. What is the objective or ARAU ?
  4. What are ARAU’s areas of interest ?
  5. What geographical area does ARAU cover ?

 
 
 
 

City Tours | Answers

  1. When can I join a city tour ?
    The programme of public city tours is published in March each year. Generally speaking, the public tours run from 1 April to Mid-December. We would be pleased to organise city tours for private groups on any day of the year on request.
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  2. For how long do the tours last ?
    The coach tours last for three hours and the walking tours for two-and-a-half hours (one-and-a-half hours : only for private groups).
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  3. Should I reserve my place in advance for a city tour ?
    You are strongly recommended to reserve places for the public tours, either by telephone (+32 (0)2 219 33 45) or by the website.
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  4. Can I organise a private tour for my group outside the programme of public tours ?
    Of course. We can organise tours for private groups on any day of the year on request.
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  5. Are the tours available in languages other than French ?
    All the public tours are available in French. In addition, some are available in English and sometimes in German (Biennale Art Nouveau). Tours for private groups can be arranged in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, subject to guide availability.
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ARAU | Answers

  1. From where does ARAU get its income ?
    ARAU receives income from:
    • a grant from the French Community of Belgium for its educational activities in French (“Ecole Urbaine” and “Midis de l’Urbanisme” etc.)
    • a grant from the Belgian French Community Commission (COCOF) for its services to tourism in Brussels
    • ticket sales
    • membership subscriptions, publication sales etc
    • private commissions for research projects and conferences on town-planning, tourism, etc.
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  2. Is ARAU linked to any political parties or movements ?
    No. Although the members and staff of ARAU come from a wide variety of backgrounds, the organisation has no links with any political party or movement. This is the only way to guarantee our intellectual independence and freedom from bias.
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  3. What is the objective of ARAU ?
    ARAU is a registered non-profit organisation set up by a group of Brussels residents to defend their points of view in the town-planning process. ARAU promotes the democratisation of the decision-making process and defends the interests and roles of the city’s residents concerning housing, economic activity etc. In concrete terms, ARAU issues press releases to present its analyses, comments or counter-proposals during public planning enquiries. ARAU has achieved many successes in the past and continues to do so. Its opinions are widely reported in the Belgian press and broadcast media.
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  4. What are ARAU’s areas of interest ?
    ARAU is interested in questions of housing, transport, the local economy and the town-planning process. Questions on general environmental issues are referred to the pressure group Inter-Environnement Bruxelles and those on the conservation of buildings at risk to the direct-action group Pétitions-Patrimoine
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  5. What geographical area does ARAU cover ?
    The Bruxelles-Capitale region.
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