Programme

Walking tour

Franquin’s unique ‘Spirou style’

Of all the amazingly creative Belgian comic-strip artists of the 1950s, André Franquin stands out as the one who best expressed the modernity of this optimistic era in his work. His characters, their inventions and their surroundings are an idealised reflection of people’s yearning for change, most eloquently expressed at Expo 1958. Combining discussions of comic-strip art with reflections on colourful, playful modernist architecture, this tour will take in the new neighbourhoods springing up in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, a municipality that embraced the prospect of a brighter future enthusiastically (perhaps even over-enthusiastically).

In French only.

In cooperation with Brussels Bavard.

Practical information

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

Starting point: in front of the station ticket offices at Gare de l’Ouest/Weststation, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Advance booking strongly recommended: call 0485 70 71 06 or e-mail info@bruxellesbavard.be. Up to 25 people per tour.
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1 2 5 6 Gare de l’Ouest - Weststation
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82 Gare de l’Ouest - Weststation
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86 Gare de l’Ouest - Weststation