Beijing event: The tour to the Legation Quarter

This page illustrates all details about the networking event "The tour to the Legation Quarter" in Beijing. If you are interested, you can apply via the web link at the bottom of this page.

Beijing Event detail

BenCham - Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China
Date and time
2009-08-30, 10.00 AM
BEIJING: Maison Boulud à Pekin, No. 23 Qian Men Dong Da Jie - 崇文区前门东大街23号. Tel: +86 (10) 6559 9200
The Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China is pleased to invite you
to a social event on Sunday August 30st 2009:

The tour to the Legation Quarter

During 100 years, Europeans have sojourned in what used to be called the « Legation Quarter », located some 500 yards from the Forbidden City. The area has been reasonably preserved and does keep some architectural testimonies of that period.

Your guide will go back in time to help you reviving the old days, will help you discovering those shaded streets full of charm, and will also describe you those terrible days of summer 1900 when the area was besieged by the Boxers.

Charles Lagrange – the tour guide

Charles Lagrange is a Belgian engineer living in China since 4 years. His passion in life is precisely the history of European presence in China, and has been for the last 15 years. Every book he has been buying since is exclusively focusing on that topic. Charles has organized conferences on the topic and is writing in various local French newsletters published in Shanghai and Beijing. Charles loves to share his passion and welcomes you to join him for the tour.


- Meet at 10:00 A.M. at the entrance of the Urban Planning Museum.
- Brief introduction of Beijing’s history and the birth of the Legation Quarter.
- Visit of the Old Beijing rail station (*) and brief introduction of the famous Beijing – Hankow railway line build in 1898/1905 by the Belgian engineer Jean Jadot.
- Visit of the Legation Quarter and St Michael Church until 12:00 hrs
- 5 courses Brunch with selected wines @ Maison Boulud from 12:00 hrs until 14:00 hrs.
Official link

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