|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
|Local draught beer||$4.07|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$776.32|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.41|
|Loaf of white bread||$2.19|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 549.99|
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is a well-planned newly born town, located in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, the French-speaking Belgian part in Walloon Brabant, a Belgian province. It came into existence in 1969 to accommodate the Catholic University of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve that had just dissociated itself over language disputes from the Catholic University of Leuven, and was forced to move to Wallonian Louvain-la-Neuve from Flanders. The closest airport to this place is the Brussels Airport. Over 80 qualified and highly talented architects have worked in unison to build this model town along the lines of a medieval town. Pedestrians are given utmost importance and priority. Avail cheap flights to Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and enjoy a vacation with a difference along with your family.
The main square is in the center of the town and has the renowned concrete university hall, the Museum of the Archaeological and Art History Institute which exhibits unique sculpture belonging to the period 12th to 18th century. The Church of Saint-Francois d'Assise is also in the main square. All around the town’s center are clusters of residential buildings. The Science Park is located towards the east.
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park was established in 1971. It is the largest of its kind in Wallonia and the first one in Belgium. The chief fields of activity here are Fine Chemistry, Life Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology. The primary objective is to promote cooperation and coordination between the Université catholique de Louvain and industry and thereafter, bring about rapid regional economic development. The Science Park presently houses 130 innovative organizations and about 4,500 employees, 3 business centers and 1 business incubator.
The 2007 futuristic structure of Hergé Museum was the brainchild of the French architect Christian de Portzampa, a Pritzker Prize winner. The museum comprises eight permanent galleries exhibiting Herge’s original artwork and narrating the story of his eventful life and prolific career. His most celebrated creation was the comic character Tintin and it is given more importance than other comic strip characters that are also in display here. There is a reputed theater in LOttignies-Louvain-la-Neuve since its inception as a city. This theater presents a wide array of plays, but exclusively in French. You may arrive on cheap flights to Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and stay in one of the comfortable hotels in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve to grasp the true essence of the place.