Jeu-de-Balle, Place du/Vossenplein

   Located in the heart of the Marolles district, the square was laid out in the mid-19th century. Plans were drafted in 1854 and it was called at first "Renard," situated as it was near rue des Renards, which dates from the 15th century. The current name derives from the popular ball game— balle pelote. It is noteworthy for the flea market ("Vieux Marché") held here.

Historical Dictionary of Brussels. .

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