French magazine calls Brussels ‘the new cool’

The French magazine Les Inrockuptibles in a new article stated that ‘Brussels in the new cool’. The feature gathers Brussels artists to demonstrate how the European capital has managed to reinstate its role as one of the top European cities of culture.

Les Inrockuptibles, a weekly French culture magazine, showered praise upon Brussels in two special editions. According to the magazine, it was Stromae‘s video ‘Formidable’, which was recorded in Brussels, that first drew their attention to the city. From there they were pleasantly surprised by the whole host of artistic happenings the city had to offer.


Brussels hip-hop singer Roméo Elvis and his talented sister Angèle added to the city’s appeal and they even appeared on the front page of one of the two editions; actress Virginie Efira is on the cover of the other. The article also features authors such as Myriam Leroy and David Van Reybrouck, who wrote the book ‘Congo’, and film-makers like Joachim Lafosse to add to the Belgian capitalial’s repertoire.

And with the arrival of iconoclasm museum the Mima in 2016 and the recently opened Pompidou centre for arts, it seems these combined efforts of the city and its citizens have placed Brussels back on the cultural pedestal which it belongs.