Located in the heart of Walloon Brabant, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is a unique ‘twin city’, originally designed to be accessible to all. It is composed of two urban centres - Ottignies and Louvain-la-Neuve - with very different origins and characteristics.
In 2013, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve was chosen as a European Destination of Excellence because of its many advantages for people with reduced mobility. Designed and built only 40 years ago, Ottignies has been developed with an emphasis on practicality and sustainable development. With its numerous cultural and folkloric activities, such as its famous 24 Hours Cycle race - Louvain-la-Neuve has an atmosphere all of its own.