HIDDEN ART NOUVEAU IN SAINT-GILLES
In the middle of trendy neighborhoods, architectural masterpieces
From a small medieval village teeming with vagabonds and brigands to today’s trendy district, we take you through the streets and alleys of Saint-Gilles, following in the footsteps of its past and its architectural boom.
We invite you on a fascinating stroll through the little-visited neighborhoods of Saint-Gilles and Forest, rich in architectural masterpieces.
All audiences – Duration: 2 hours – in English only for private tours
WHAT ARE YOU GONNA SEE ?
From a small suburb of Brussels in the 13th century, where merchants passed through, to major transformations during the Industrial Revolution, the face of this commune has changed enormously over the centuries.
Today’s hyper-trendy district, thanks in particular to attractions such as the Parvis and the Barrière, Saint-Gilles is nonetheless a place rich in history and architecture!
On this walk, you’ll discover :
– The famous Hôtel Hanon
– Saint-Gilles City Hall
– “Parc de l’Abbé Froidure”
– Paul Hamesse’s “Maison-Atelier”
– Gustave Strauven‘s polychrome façade
– Numerous works by well-known architects such as Jef Lambeaux, Albert Ciamberlani, Louise de Hem, Julien Dillens and others,…