Programme

Walking tour

Stained glass, a colourful channel for light (fully booked)

Whether we see it in a church, a public building or a shop window, stained glass never fails to catch the eye and capture the imagination. Stained-glass windows, be they purely decorative, intended as historical records, entirely figurative or laden with symbolic meaning, tell us something about the history of a place. They may show the faces of monarchs or figures from times gone by or recount dark episodes, or they may simply be adorned with exquisite flowers in keeping with the architectural styles of the more recent past. As we walk from Sablon/Zavel to the cathedral via the Ravenstein gallery, we will also discuss how the techniques used in stained-glass windows have changed over the centuries and examine their manufacture and the colours used in them.

In French only.

In cooperation with E-Guides.

Practical information

Sat. at 9:30 and 13:00 and Sun. at 13:00 and 16:00 (duration: 1 hour 45 minutes).

Starting point: in front of Notre-Dame du Sablon/ Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Zavel Church, Rue de la Régence/Regentschapsstraat 3b, Brussels

Advance booking required: call 0499 21 39 85 or e-mail info@e-guides.be. Up to 20 people per tour.

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92 93 Petit Sablon - Kleine Zavel
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27 33 48 95 Grand Sablon - Grote Zavel