The Brussels South Station business centre occupies the 4th and 5th floor of a recent and modern building in the in the capital of Europe : the historic city of Brussels. The business centre is in front of the Railway Station of Brussels South. This station is the core of the public transport network in Belgium and operates excellent international connections with the Eurostar and the Thalys high speed trains (e,g. 1h30 from Paris). A direct train takes you to Brussels National Airport in 15 minutes, while the Business and European District are within 10 minutes by subway. The historical centre of Brussels with its magnificent Grande Place and La Bourse is at 10 minutes walking distance, while the metro takes you in only 3 stops to Belgium's most famous shopping street: the Avenue Louise. Brussels is the home of the European Institutions , their partners and their organisations. All major banks and financial institutions, all major industries have chosen this city as the place to be to do business.