Right next to the Grand-Place, the Galerie de la Reine is home to lots of luxury boutiques, clockmakers and chocolate shops as well as all sorts of restaurants. The Cinéma d’Art et Essai, the Galleries themselves, not to mention the Vaudeville Theatre can also be found here.
Every year, around six million visitors make their way through the Galerie de la Reine. Tourists and locals alike see it as a lovely place for a stroll or a spot of shopping at any time of the year. The glass ceiling protects pedestrians whatever the weather. In the past, you had to pay to get into the Galleries: twenty-five centimes on Thursdays and Sundays and ten centimes all the other days of the week.