The Birth of Art Nouveau

This walk takes place just outside the city centre, around the prestigious Avenue Louise neighbourhood.

In 1893 Victor Horta designed a first building demonstrating a totally new form and style. Other very wealthy clients then had buildings constructed in a similar style in the neighbourhood. Van Rysselberghe and Van de Velde both built for Otlet, Hankar built for himself and for fellow artists, de Lestr√© tended more towards Jugendstil. Solvay called upon Horta, whose own home/studio attracts a great many visitors today. Our guide aims to give a picture of Brussels at the turn of the twentieth century …

This walk can be combined with a (guided) visit to the Horta museum on request. The museum is open for group visits in the mornings.