I will be going to Brussels for one of the days during my trip to Paris in the last week in August (26-31). I have several questions and hope someone can help.
1) How do I get from Paris to Brussels? I am staying by the Iles Saint Louis in Paris. (I saw somewhere to take the Thalys high speed train.) Do I need to buy the tickets in advance and if so how? Where do I get to the train?
2) If you're only going for one day is there something I MUST see? I was thinking of going to the Grand-Place (which appears to be walking around, shopping, and eating). I also want to go to the Horta Museum (but don't know the best time of day or day of week to go there). I'm interested in architecture and food, and I'm not afraid to do some walking. =)
3) When I went to Paris last year, everyone spoke English. Is that the same for Brussels or will I be in trouble with my limited French?
Any help/tips are appreciated more than you know!!! Thank you for taking the time to help!