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Hello everybody, I'm quite new on this website and I already found plenty of great information.

Though, I'm trying to find precise information about a place called Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels.

I work for a big international company, specialised in the chemistry industry. I manage a team of about 40 people and I've been asked by my boss to move in Belgium for a month, where we have a subsidiary company. Over there, I'll have to give advice to people occupying the same function than me.

For that month, my company asked me to find a place in Louvain-la-Neuve, because our subsidiary is located near to that town. The company is ready to pay for any cost, but expects me to be reasonable.

Therefore, I'm trying to find a place to stay, for a few weeks, in Louvain-la-Neuve. One of my colleagues already had to go there for 6 days and found a place called an "apart-hotel". He told me that it was a great place for such a short period.

I've made some researches and found their website. They say that their [url=https://www.appart-hotel-agora.com/en/categorie/apart-hotel-4-stars-louv... apart-hotel suites[/url] are great places for a professional stay.

But, being great for a week doen't mean that it will also be for a month, right ?

Did someone else also experiment those accomodations ?

I had another question : what is it to do in Louvain-la-Neuve ? Are there some activities to do during the evening, and the weekends ? Are there lots of people hanging around in the streets ? It is safe ?

My colleague also told me that the people over there came from various countries, thanks to the university, is it right ?

Thank you for your time !

I know that it is a lot of information to read at once, but I find it important to be complete.

Bye bye

wezembeekwanderer

Louvain la Neuve is a modern dynamic university town. The Agora complex is in the centre and looks great. The Martin hotel chain is good. Lots to do in LLN and in the area. For one month it should be great.

Oct 7, 2019 22:44
J

LLN is a student city. It was purpose built as a university town in the early 1970s. It's lively Monday to Thursday and quiet at weekends, as almost all Belgian students go home at weekends. It's a short and easy train ride from Brussels if you get really bored.

Oct 8, 2019 07:23
anon

That hotel / apart hotel is the best you'll get in LLN. Take it.

Make sure your employer pays for you to rent a car as well so you can get out and visit a bit. As J notes above, the town is dead on the weekends as all the students go home.

If you want to be a bit more adventurous, you could consider living in Brussels around the Gare du Luxembourg. Brussels (Luxembourg station) to Louvain la Neuve is 35 minutes.

Oct 8, 2019 11:26