Blue, white, grey and red
Colours can tell us a great deal about the materials used in buildings, but sometimes it is worth taking a closer look… For instance, blue limestone looks more grey than blue, and the stone we call white is often closer to beige. Bricks have not all been red for some time now, and the plaster facings typically designed to mimic sandstone very often conceal grey concrete. And then there are all the techniques we can use to decorate bricks in all the colours of the rainbow, like enamelling, glazing, or simply painting. Even the plastered white façades so typical of neoclassical buildings may originally not have been as clean and pure as we like to think nowadays. During a stroll through the lower city, discover the many details and secrets lurking behind the construction materials used in the façades of the buildings that are highlighted on the tour, and learn just how these materials characterise different architectural styles.
In French only.
In cooperation with the Tour Guide Department of the EFP training institute and EFP’s trainee tour guides.
Sat. at 10:00 and 14:00 (duration: between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes).