Masterpieces Art nouveau - Guided tours

Max Hallet House

A masterpiece by Victor Horta built between 1902 and 1905, this house combines living accommodation with huge, light- filled reception spaces where curves and counter-curves reflect each other harmoniously in splendid stained-glass skylights and windows. The huge staircase in the heart of the house is bathed in daylight from the verandah on the first landing and from a huge skylight above the second landing.

Avenue Louise 346, 1050 Bruxelles
Saturday 2/9, 21/10, 18/11, 16/12 : 10.30 AM

Solvay House

Between 1894 and 1898, this most prestigious of Art Nouveau mansions was built to the designs of Victor Horta for Armand Solvay, son of the famous industrial magnate, on what was then a grandiose avenue. Horta was given an unlimited budget, and crated an interior full of visual fireworks, using noble and precious materials. The range of red and orange hues reinforces the luxurious and comfortable atmosphere. The building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Avenue Louise 224, 1050 Bruxelles
Saturday 7/10, 2/12 : 12.00 AM

van Eetvelde House

Victor Horta designed and built this house between 1895 and 1897 for Edmond van Eetvelde, adviser to King Leopold II, and General Secretary of the Congo Free State. Horta's masterpiece is arranged around a lightwell with a splendid stained-glass dome with delicate metal supports. Horta was recalled to extend the house twice and the resulting mansion offers a summary of the evolution of his style.

Avenue Palmerston 4, 1000 Bruxelles
Saturday 1/7 : 10.30 AM

Autrique House

Designed and built by Victor Horta in 1893, the Autrique House heralds the arrival of the Art Nouveau style by its structual and decorative innovations. It underwent an exemplary restoration and now houses a scenography designed by François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters.

Chaussée de Haecht 266, 1030 Bruxelles
Not available in English, see French version.

Cauchie House

This house and studio, designed and built by Paul Cauchie for himself, is one of the most unusual Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels. Almost all the facade and some of the interior walls are covered in sgraffiti. Threatened with demolition, the house was listed in 1975 and restored by its current owners. The restoration of the sgraffiti at a time when this technique had almost been

Rue des Francs 5, 1040 Bruxelles
Saturday 16/12 : 12.30 AM

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All guided tour last 1 hour
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