ART NOUVEAU PASS
You’ve heard of Art Nouveau and of the architect Victor Horta but would like to learn more? The ART NOUVEAU PASS is just for you!
At the heart of Art Nouveau in Brussel
Discover the gems of Brussels’ Art Nouveau in one easy and affordable ART NOUVEAU PASS. The ART NOUVEAU PASS allows you to visit 3 Art Nouveau sites of your choice in Brussels over a period of 6 months.
Brussels is the cradle of Art Nouveau, and you often only need to look up to see it! Eager to find the exact locations of the rare gems of Art Nouveau architecture? The ART NOUVEAU PASS includes several discounts on guided Art Nouveau tours organized by ARAU, Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines and by Brussels Chatterguides.
2 versions, 7 locations
The ART NOUVEAU PASS is available in two versions:
A first version at the price of €19. It gives you access to 3 places, to choose from the following options:
The Belgian Comic Strip Center: Located in the former Waucquez stores, this museum is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau designed by Victor Horta, the protagonist of Art Nouveau in Belgium. Unlike many Art Nouveau architectural works, this is not a private residence, but a “trade temple”: inaugurated in 1906, the building once housed the stores of textile wholesaler Charles Waucquez.
The Shop Wolfers Frères (Art & History Museum): Located in the shadow of the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule cathedral, in a street that used to be filled with luxury boutiques, these stores and workshop were designed in 1909 by Victor Horta, in close collaboration with master builder Philippe Wolfers. The Art & History Museum houses a perfect reproduction of its sumptuous interior with the original furniture.
The Autrique House: Built in 1893, the Autrique House represents an essential step in architect Victor Horta’s evolution and helps to better understand the birth of Art Nouveau. Having undergone an exemplary restoration, it showcases the historical and aesthetic importance of old Brussels residences.
The Cauchie House: Through a guided tour, included in the pass, discover the personal house of the decorator-architect Paul Cauchie and his wife, Lina, built in 1905. Both artists and artisans, they developed their tastes and used the façade as a huge advertising sign. Paul Cauchie is the author of several hundred sgraffiti in Belgium. The ones covering the façade of his house as well as those decorating the first floor are exceptional.
Please note that the Cauchie House reopens on July 3. It is accessible every Saturday of the month for pass holders. We therefore recommend that you check whether their available time slots are suitable for you before purchasing your pass. The available time slots are visible here (see price list). We also advise that you book your slot as soon as possible after purchasing your pass, so you can secure the date that suits you best.
The Musical instruments museum: The museum is situated in the former Old England building, designed by architect Paul Saintenoy in 1899. It is one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau style in Brussels. You can admire, among other things, the magnificent wrought iron gate of the elevator as well as the remarkable ironwork on the top floor where a breathtaking view of Brussels awaits you.
The Horta Museum: Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victor Horta’s personal house-workshop, where he lived from 1901 to 1919, was conceived as a complete work of art. Today, it is one of the most visited cultural sites in the capital. The interior is remarkable: from the mosaics on the floor to the door handles, no small detail has been overlooked. Horta boldly combined industrial materials and luxury.
A second version is available at the price of €29. It gives you access to 2 places of your choice from the list above as well as to the exceptional Solvay House. As the Solvay House has more restrictive quotas, this second version is limited in amount. So don’t wait too long if you are interested in this version!
The Solvay House: Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this architectural masterpiece, which has long remained hidden, is now accessible to the public. On the prestigious Avenue Louise, one of Victor Horta’s most remarkable creations stands before you. It was designed for one of the country’s greatest fortunes, the industrialist Armand Solvay, who wanted a private hotel to match his success. It seems that the architect had almost unlimited financial means at his disposal. Completed in 1903, this work of art is one of the most remarkable creations of the Belgian architect.
Please note that the Solvay House is open a few days per month. We advise that you book your slot as soon as possible after purchasing your pass, so you can secure the date that suits you best.
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The ART NOUVEAU PASS includes several discounts:
– 30% on a guided Art Nouveau tour of your choice organized by ARAU, Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines.
– €3 on a guided Art Nouveau tour of your choice organized by Brussels Chatterguides.
– 10% in the Autrique house shop.
How does the ART NOUVEAU PASS work?
Your pass is valid for 6 months. In other words, when you buy your pass, you have 6 months to select and visit the places of your choice. All you have to do is book your time slot on the museum’s website by selecting “ART NOUVEAU PASS” and then scan your pass at the entrance (this is mandatory). If you have chosen the Solvay option, you will have to book your time slot via a link sent to you with your purchase confirmation.
We recommend you book your visits as soon as possible after purchasing your pass, as some museums sell out quickly. This is especially the case for places like the Solvay House (see “Solvay House” above) and the Cauchie House (see “Cauchie House” above), as they are not open every day.
You can either use this pass digitally (stored on your smartphone) or print it (print it at home or at the Brussels tourism office).
Please note that it is not possible to visit the same museum more than once with your ART NOUVEAU PASS.
If the museums need to be closed again due to the health crisis during the validity period of your ART NOUVEAU PASS: don’t worry, it will be extended by the number of days they were closed.
Where can I buy the ART NOUVEAU PASS?
– If you buy it online, you will receive your ART NOUVEAU PASS by e-mail. You can keep it on your smartphone or print it out!
– If you buy it at one of the tourism offices of visit.brussels, you’ll receive your ART NOUVEAU PASS in paper format.
Two offices: Grand Place: open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Mont des Arts (BIP, Rue Royale 2): Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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