Travel to Marolles
On the South-West side of this working-class part of the town popular local tradition
like the zwanze
- a way of life and type of humour specific to the area- is dying out. A cheeky endearing remark will be given in brusseleir
, the dialects still spoken in the Marolles area.
This local tradition is particularly vibrant in the flea market that takes place each morning on the Jeu-de-Balle
square (which takes its name from a version of Basque pelote
that was very popular in Belgium
) in times gone by. Now and then the antique dealers going through the brol
(bric-à-brac) on the stalls hear jokes between Marolliens
, which they'll enjoy hearing although will perhaps not really understand.
Plan your stay in Marolles in Brussels