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Art Nouveau, from the Spring to the Ponds

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  • Brussels
  • Available in English, French
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Since 2018, I run Brussels By Foot in order to make you discover a different side of Brussels. Our alternative tours of Brussels are designed for tourists, expats, belgian visitors or even for curious Brusseleirs ! What's behind Grand Place, Atomium and the famous Manneken-Pis ? Take a walking tour with us and discover the real Brussels. Just like the most famous belgian ... More

Since 2018, I run Brussels By Foot in order to make you discover a different side of Brussels. Our alternative tours of Brussels are designed for tourists, expats, belgian visitors or even for curious Brusseleirs ! What's behind Grand Place, Atomium and the famous Manneken-Pis ? Take a walking tour with us and discover the real Brussels. Just like the most famous belgian journalist Tintin, walk into the tiny streets and see what classic free walking tour don't show you !

About the Tour

Discover unsuspected jewels in neighborhoods crossed every day by thousands of people and which have seen, despite the urban (r)evolutions, their beauty and their wealth preserved!

The tour “Art Nouveau, from the Spring to the Ponds” takes you to the heart of Ixelles, from the Defacqz district to the Ixelles ponds, to discover the architects of the first and second generation of Art Nouveau. Let us tell you the urban history of these neighborhoods next to Avenue Louise and Abbaye de La Cambre by (re-)discovering many houses and private mansions.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA SEE?

The tour “Art Nouveau, from the Spring to the Ponds” takes you to the heart of Ixelles, from the Defacqz district to the Ixelles ponds, to discover the architects of the first and second generation of Art Nouveau. Let us tell you the urban history of these neighborhoods next to Avenue Louise and Abbaye de La Cambre by (re-)discovering many houses and private mansions.

On the program of the walk, among others…

  • Tassel Hotel, by Victor Horta 
  • Solvay Hotel, by Victor Horta
  • Otlet Hotel, by Octave van Rysselberghe and Henry Van de Velde
  • Ciamberlani Hotel, by Paul Hankar
  • Other works by Albert Roosenboom, Ernest Delune, Ernest Blerot 

But also many small stories and anecdotes!

We will not go into the houses and mansions (most of them are occupied), but photographic supports are provided to give you a better idea of the interior of the buildings. Because Art Nouveau is a “Total Art” which certainly does not stop at the facades!
PRACTICAL INFO

Cost: Voluntary*
Duration: About 2 hours
Group max: 25 people (less in Corona period)
Meeting point: Avenue Louise 149 – 1000 Bruxelles (next to Defacqz tram stop)


Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: At the entrance of th tower, in front of Defacqz tram stop

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Fri, 01 Oct 16:30
  • English
    Fri, 15 Oct 16:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!


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A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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