20.11.16

Villa Empain | Brussels


The main reason for my trip to Brussels was a visit of Villa Empain, which I had seen on the Luxury Columnist's blog. I am fascinated by Art Deco and the tour of the building was a true delight. 

The Villa was built between 1930 and 1934 by Louis Empain, who a couple of years later donated it to the Belgian State, in order to turn it into a museum. During the Second World War, the building was taken over by the German army. Later on it became the home of the USSR Embassy. Interestingly, RTL, the Luxembourgish radio and television channel, used the building as well for several years. The Villa underwent a major restoration and was reborn in 2010 thanks to the Boghossian Foundation. Nowadays, the Villa is open to the public and holds cultural events, including exhibitions. Definitely worth a visit if you are into design and Art Deco. 

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  1. This villa is so beautiful and we can see the 30's style!

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  2. C'est très beau, il faut que je visite cette villa la prochaine fois que je vais à Bruxelles. Merci pour la découverte

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  3. Art Deco has to be one of the prettiest architectural styles. The details are beautiful. This is the type of place I would love to see in person but for now I'll just have to settle for admiring your marvelous photos.

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  4. PLAYING WITH APPAREL11/21/2016 2:18 am

    This is an incredibly gorgeous place

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  5. I love these photos, there's a huge feeling of atmosphere in them that I can't explain. Great shots.

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  6. Oooh what a Deco dream! I've heard about this place and I think my cousin visited once years ago (hence how I came to know it). I could spent a good day here, you'd probably have to get security to kick me out lol

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  7. Yes, I am so Id definitely love to visit it. It looks so impressive and stunning, luckily it reborned would have been a big shame otherwise. Happy Monday Anouk! xo

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  8. Ah wow this looks so so beautiful! Those are some gorgeous shots, too! xx

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  9. Absolutely stunning!

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  10. This place looks so cool, I love the art deco
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  11. Anouk, I've just noticed this as I've been travelling non-stop - first in Thailand and now in Florida. I'm so pleased that I inspired you to visit Villa Empain and your photos really do it justice!

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  12. Thanks! Have a great time in Florida!

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