Walking Tour

Art Nouveau: an ode to nature

© Luc et Laurent Viatour

Nature was an endless source of inspiration for Art Nouveau architects, artists and craftspeople. Flowers, foliage, fruit, birds, insects and other animals are found across Art Nouveau objets d'art, furniture, jewellery and graphic design.

Architecture is no exception, with architectural decorative elements of all kinds celebrating the natural world, from sgraffito and ironwork to stained glass and stonework.

On this tour, visitors will discover the plant-based motifs that inspired so many Belgian architects, including Ernest Blérot, the Delune brothers and Victor Horta.

In cooperation with Brussels Chatterguides.

Practical information

Sat. at 10:00 (French), 13:30 (Dutch) and 16:00 (French) & Sun. at 10:00 (French), 13:30 (English) and 16:00 (French) (duration: 2 hours)

Starting point: in front of Sainte-Croix/Heilig-Kruis Church, Place Sainte-Croix/Heilig-Kruisplein – Ixelles/Elsene

Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.