Avenue de Tervueren

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Coordinates: 50°50′12″N 4°24′42″E / 50.836613°N 4.4115525°E / 50.836613; 4.4115525

The start of the Avenue de Tervueren at Cinquantenaire, looking East towards Montgomery

Avenue de Tervueren (French) or Tervurenlaan (in Dutch) is a major thoroughfare in Brussels, Belgium. It runs from Merode in the west, connects with Square Montgomery, passes through Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and the Ring at Quatre Bras and finishes at the park in Tervuren.

Geographically it forms a continuation of Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat which runs from the centre of Brussels. Rue de la Loi ends at the western end of Cinquantenaire park, while Avenue de Tervueren starts at the eastern end of the park. A tunnel starting just west of Schuman roundabout takes the main carriageway of Rue de la Loi under the Cinquantenaire (with a short uncovered section in the centre of the park), and emerging at Merode as the central carriageway of Avenue de Tervueren.

The avenue was commissioned by King Leopold II of Belgium as part of his building campaign, and finished in 1897 in time for the Brussels International Exhibition of that year.

Tram route 44 follows a large portion of Avenue de Tervueren, from Montgomery station all the way to Tervuren. For much of the distance it has a dedicated track. The road also has a cycle path for much of its length.

The Stoclet Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated on the road.

The annual "Festival of the Avenue de Tervueren" takes place each May.[1] The road is closed to motor traffic from Merode down to Woluwe Park, market stalls and a flea market are set up and various family attractions and amusements draw crowds. In past years, the celebration has included fireworks, live music and events such as the cooking of a giant omelette. The celebration marks the anniversary of the road's opening.[2]

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