From the pastels of Art Nouveau to the bright colours of Art Deco
Originally a reaction to the organic shapes, delicate curves and pastel hues of Art Nouveau, the contrasting Art Deco style, with its geometric shapes, straight lines and bold colours, subsequently established itself on the Belgian architectural scene. Brussels city centre is an excellent example of the complex interplay between these two styles. The unique blend of originality and borrowings on display here helped Belgium’s architects make a name for themselves in architectural history. There is so much to see and learn on this walking tour – it will really open your eyes!
In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire.
Sat. & Sun. at 9:00 and 13:00 (French), 11:30 and 15:00 (Dutch) (duration: 2 hours).
Starting point: square in front of Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijne Church, Brussels
Advance booking required: call 02 537 68 75 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 13:00). Up to 25 people per tour.