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'''Louvain-La-Neuve''' is small [[Belgium|Belgian]] city sitting an half hour south-east of Brussels on the E411 motorway. It was build to house the Université Catholique de Louvain after the luingistic quarrels in the 60's between the flemish and the french-speaker . There are about 11.000 inhabitants and 20.000 students. The tiny city-center is all pedestrians. If you stay during the week (exept during the summer holidays) you might take part to the incredible student-parties all night long. One beer cost around 0.80€ in the "cercles" (students pubs).
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'''Louvain-La-Neuve''' is small [[Belgium|Belgian]] city sitting an half hour south-east of Brussels on the E411 motorway. It was build to house the Université Catholique de Louvain after the luingistic quarrels in the 60's. There are about 11.000 inhabitants and 20.000 students. The tiny city-center is all pedestrian. If you stay during the week (exept during the summer holidays) you might take part to the incredible student-parties all night long. One beer cost around 0.80€ in the "cercles" (students pubs).
  
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
 
=== North-West towards [[Brussels]] / South towards [[Namur]], [[Luxembourg]], France ===
 
=== North-West towards [[Brussels]] / South towards [[Namur]], [[Luxembourg]], France ===
From the city center walk all the way up to the roundabout of the shopping center "Esplanade" (about 10 min). While walking along the Boulevard de Wallonie, you'll see a petrol station, but you better walk a little longer and stand on the roundabout behind the sign "E411 Bruxelles". It is THE perfect enlightened spot to go either north or south (road splits a little further). You may definitely meet other hitchhikers...
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From the city center walk all the way up to the roundabout of the shopping center "Esplanade" (about 10 min). While walking along the Boulevard de Wallonie, you'll see a petrol station, but you better walk a little longer and stand on the roundabout behind the sign "E411 Bruxelles". It is '''the''' perfect enlightened spot to go either north or south (road splits a little further). You may definitely meet other hitchhikers...
  
If you are traveling south, and you don't want to stay in Namur but rather keep going south, ask the driver to drop you at the roundabout of Namur centre exit. There is a nice roundabout... Same kind of spot...
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If you are traveling south, and you don't want to stay in Namur but rather keep going south, ask the driver to drop you at the roundabout of Namur centre exit. Same kind of spot...
  
 
=== South-West towards [[Mons]], [[Paris]]  ===
 
=== South-West towards [[Mons]], [[Paris]]  ===
 
Stand at the beginning of the RN25 (15-20 min walk). The spot is not that great, but you should be fine with a sign !
 
Stand at the beginning of the RN25 (15-20 min walk). The spot is not that great, but you should be fine with a sign !
 
   
 
   
== Sleeping ==
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=== Sleeping ===
It's also possible to sleep in a hostel. There is a inn near the city-center which is called [http://www.relais.ucl.ac.be/ "Le relais"]. For ones who have much more money there is another hotel: the [http://www.mercure.com/mercure/fichehotel/fr/mer/2200/fiche_hotel.shtml "hotel mercure"].
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Hostels/Hotels: There is a inn near the city-center, <!-- link is dead: which is called [http://www.relais.ucl.ac.be/ --> "Le relais" <!-- bit over the top ~~~~: and a quit fancy hotel: the [http://www.mercure.com/mercure/fichehotel/fr/mer/2200/fiche_hotel.shtml "hotel mercure"] -->.
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Don't forget about Couchsurfing! Or just ask to some partying students ... You can always walk 20 min and find some bush to sleep in outside the city.  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:57, 28 April 2014

<map lat='50.66621949435195' lng='4.629020690917969' zoom='13' view='0' float='right'/> Louvain-La-Neuve is small Belgian city sitting an half hour south-east of Brussels on the E411 motorway. It was build to house the Université Catholique de Louvain after the luingistic quarrels in the 60's. There are about 11.000 inhabitants and 20.000 students. The tiny city-center is all pedestrian. If you stay during the week (exept during the summer holidays) you might take part to the incredible student-parties all night long. One beer cost around 0.80€ in the "cercles" (students pubs).

Hitchhiking out

North-West towards Brussels / South towards Namur, Luxembourg, France

From the city center walk all the way up to the roundabout of the shopping center "Esplanade" (about 10 min). While walking along the Boulevard de Wallonie, you'll see a petrol station, but you better walk a little longer and stand on the roundabout behind the sign "E411 Bruxelles". It is the perfect enlightened spot to go either north or south (road splits a little further). You may definitely meet other hitchhikers...

If you are traveling south, and you don't want to stay in Namur but rather keep going south, ask the driver to drop you at the roundabout of Namur centre exit. Same kind of spot...

South-West towards Mons, Paris

Stand at the beginning of the RN25 (15-20 min walk). The spot is not that great, but you should be fine with a sign !

Sleeping

Hostels/Hotels: There is a inn near the city-center, "Le relais" . Don't forget about Couchsurfing! Or just ask to some partying students ... You can always walk 20 min and find some bush to sleep in outside the city.