The ARAU’s guided tours season is available!
On the program for this season:
– Visits in Brussels districts, which ARAU invites you to appreciate in their urban and architectural specificities;
– Tours that highlight and contextualize Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism but also Neoclassicism or even Eclecticism, throughout the city;
– Guided tours, structured around remarkable buildings and public spaces of heritage value, which aim to enrich the debate on the development of Brussels;
– The “Summer Trails” cycle of visits: Evening tours that invite you to think outside the box and discover lesser-known places!
– New guided tours by tram “Turn-of-the-century Brussels”!
Next guided tours
The avenue Franklin Roosevelt District, a veritable catalogue of Art Deco architecture
The Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, laid out on the site of the 1910 Universal Exhibition, offers a wide panorama of the architectural trends of the inter-war period, in which the Art Deco style occupies a prime position.
The Tassel house by Victor Horta: an Art Nouveau masterpiece
ARAU invites you to explore the interior so that you can understand the modernity, originality and genius of the Horta’s first masterpiece.
Art Deco and Modernism in Uccle | Part 2
This guided tour illustrates the different architectural styles of the period and the decorative delights to be found on some facades.
The Notre-Dame-aux-Neiges district
The “Our Lady of the Snows” district that we see today was created in the 1870s. Covering the strip of land between the Congress Column and the inner ring road, its high-quality public spaces and ornate facades create a unique urban environment.
Building a Capital
After the Belgian Revolution of 1830 Brussels became the capital of a new state.
The objective of ARAU is to make sure that Brussels remains a pleasant place to live for everyone, by improving the environment and strengthening the participation of residents in the urban planning process. ARAU’s main areas of action are urban planning and mobility and involve two main work areas: publications (analyses, studies, press releases) and activities (seminar cycles and residents’ workshops).