Programme

Bus tour

Exhibitions and expositions

© Alfred de Ville de Goyet

Brussels in 1897, 1910 and 1958, Liège in 1905, Charleroi in 1911 and Ghent in 1913 – on various occasions over the years, Belgium and its capital have hosted representatives from around the world to showcase science and knowledge, arts and culture, technology and discoveries.

This led to many influences being absorbed from other countries, evidence of which can still be seen today, for example in the Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower in Laeken/Laken, or the exotic green motifs on Brussels’ Art Nouveau and Art Deco façades. Needless to say, the Congo has been a source of inspiration throughout its shared history with Belgium.

This guided bus tour will take in a range of locations associated with international exhibitions/expositions.

In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire.

Practical information

Sat. at 9:00 and 13:00 (FR) and Sat. at 11:00 and 15:00 (NL) (duration: 2 hours)

Starting point: in front of the National Bank of Belgium, Boulevard de Berlaimont/de Berlaimontlaan 14, Brussels

Advance booking required. Up to 45 people per tour.