Walking tour

The Art Nouveau façade: a complete work of art

For Art Nouveau architects, a house’s façade was an endless source of inspiration. Art invaded the street as they let their imaginations run riot, with each façade becoming a work of art in its own right, bearing the mark of the finest artists and craftspeople. This walking tour will look at all the techniques used in Art Nouveau – covering stone, wrought iron, cast iron, wood, ceramics, sgraffito and stained glass – and explain how they add colour and beauty to city streets. It will also give you an insight into the secrets concealed by some façades in the Louise-Bailli/Louiza-Baljuw district that, while they may appear anonymous at first glance, are in fact anything but.

In French only.

In cooperation with Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU).

Practical information

Sun. at 10:00, 11:00, 14:00 and 15:00 (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).

Starting point: at the corner of Avenue Louise/Louizalaan and Rue du Bailli/Baljuwstraat, Brussels-Extensions
Advance booking required: call 02 219 33 45 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:00). Up to 25 people per tour.
8 81 93 Bailli - Baljuw
54 Bailli - Baljuw