Walking Tour

Art Nouveau at work!


Art Nouveau is often seen as elitist, an architectural style found only in the homes of the Brussels bourgeoisie.

In fact, however, Art Nouveau took a wide variety of forms and had an impact on the whole population, particularly in the workplace. At that time, Belgium was Europe's second largest industrial power and many buildings and monuments were erected to celebrate and promote work.

This walking tour through some lesser-known aspects of Art Nouveau will uncover its social, technical and philosophical facets, as viewed through the prism of work in that period.

In cooperation with Le Tamanoir.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 (French), 10:30 (Dutch), 13:00 (French), 13:30 (Dutch), 15:00 (French) and 15:30 (Dutch) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

Starting point: Rue du Travail/Arbeidsstraat 17 – Brussels

Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.