Buying chocolate in Brussels is like walking into a Willy Wonka-land with as much pride put into it as diamonds in a jewellery shop.

The place where fine chocolate becomes fine art is Europe's first shopping arcade, opened in 1857, the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

The highlight had to be the chocolate mousse whipped up by chef Alim at l'Atelier de Neuhaus. This shop is known as the birthplace of chocolate pralines and smells divine. 

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This art-nouveau palace of shopping still have its original tenants from years before, including glove makers and hat shops, true to its original use. 

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