|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$20.34|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$110.64|
Nivelles is a famous city and municipality situated in Walloon Brabant, a Belgian province. It is close to the Brussels South Charleroi Airport which is about 24 km away from the city’s center. It is worth availing one of the many cheap flights to Nivelles and exploring the rich heritage of the place. The Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude is designated Major Heritage of Wallonia. It is an outstanding example of Romanesque architectural style and dates back to the period from 11th century to 13th century. It boasts of one of the biggest Romanesque crypts and has two choirs, two transepts, two tribune chapels, an apse, a staircase consisting of 132 steps, a vaulted and 60 ft long high room called the Imperial room, an octagonal Romanesque spire and a carillon consisting of 49 bells.
The 15th century Eglise St Jean et Nicolas is the famous gold plated, 2.8 m high, metal statue of a middle aged warrior holding a hammer and banging on a bell at regular intervals. This statue stands tall despite the bombardments and devastation. It is on one of the apse small steeples belonging to the Collégiale Sainte Gertrude. Another architectural masterpiece is the Church of the Récollets, which is worth availing cheap flights to Nivelles and staying in one of the fine hotels in Nivelles. This church is the only surviving single-nave church belonging to the monastery for the homeless. The white and blue stones on the edifice exude a sense of simple charm, so very distinctive of Brabantine Late Gothic style. The sky-high bays and imposing buttresses add to the charm and grandeur.
The 19th century Dodaine Park not only offers walking opportunities for visitors but an efficient infrastructure that promises plenty of sporting opportunities as well. The park comprises pedestrian paths, a couple of water-bodies, an English garden, a French garden and flowerbeds. Tourists would love to take a walk among amazing sculptures by the renowned Ducaju, Albert Desenfans and Michiels, scowling Neo-gothic gargoyles and also the Baroque portal dating back to the 17th century. The Municipal Museum of Archaeology, Art and History has a wonderful collection of artifacts right from 19th century, including masterpieces from Brabant Gothic sculpture and brilliant sculptures by the renowned sculptor belonging to the court of Brussels, Laurent Delvaux.