Walking tour

Painters at Rouge-Cloître/Rood Klooster

The beautiful natural setting of the Sonian Forest has provided a stunning backdrop for the work of many artists over the years. Indeed, various adherents of the artistic movement that came to be known as Brabant Fauvism or colourism were drawn to the charms of the Rouge-Cloître/Rood Klooster site and its old abbey, following in the footsteps of the artists’ community established in Tervuren in the mid-19th century. This walking tour will take you through this highly colourful part of the forest known as Brussels’ ‘green lung’ while teaching you more about René Stevens (1858-1937), the artist and painter who founded forest conservation association La Ligue des Amis de la Forêt de Soignes.

In cooperation with Amis de la Forêt de Soignes/Vrienden van het Zoniënwoud.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 (French), 12:00 (Dutch) (duration: 1 hour).

Starting point: in front of the Source du Sylvain/Boschgeestbron monument, Rouge-Cloître/ Rood Klooster, Auderghem/Oudergem
Advance booking required: e-mail, call 0474/66.26.55.
5 Herrmann-Debroux
8 Herrmann-Debroux
44 Auderghem-forêt - Oudergem-Woud
34 Deux Chaussées - Tweesteenwegen
41 Herrmann-Debroux
72 Jardin Massart/ADEPS - Massarttuin/ADEPS