Brussels, between surrealism and comics !
Discover Brussels, a city on a human scale, with an incredible artistic richness.
In the morning :
GUIDED TOUR OF THE COMICS ROUTE
The City of Brussels pays particular attention to the rich and dynamic Belgian tradition of comics. For some ten years now, the city has been honoring on its walls characters and key authors of the Franco-Belgian comic strip. The comic Route is now an integral part of the Brussels urban landscape with nearly sixty frescoes scattered between the city center and Laeken. Over the years, the journey has developed, non-Brussels and Belgian authors have collaborated… And then, foreign authors – Hugo Pratt, Uderzo, Mezzo, to name but a few – belonging to the vast legacy of the Franco-Belgian comic strip. From Tintin to Spirou via Corto Maltese, Lucky Luke, Yoko Tsuno, Natasha, Asterix … Today, there are some sixty characters that you can admire at the end of a walk that will take you out of the tourist trail and discover the authentic and charming streets of Brussels.
COMMENTED VISIT OF THE COMICS MUSEUM
Like other artistic disciplines such as literature or cinema, comics is a mode of expression that manifests itself in many ways, through very different genres, styles and formats, for audiences themselves different. “The Art of Comics” therefore proposes to discover comics in all its states, from the process of creation to the range of genres that constitutes European production.
Lunch at the restaurant.
In the afternoon :
GUIDED TOUR OF THE RENE MAGRITTE MUSEUM
Must-see cultural place in the heart of Brussels. The Magritte Museum unveils an exceptional collection of Belgian surrealist works, René Magritte (1898-1967), one of the most famous artists of modern times. The collection, rich of more than 200 works, asserts itself as the most important in the world. This museum, sporting a contemporary museography on 2500 m², is the international reference center for the work of this multidisciplinary artist.
This artist is known as a painter, but in this museum you will discover many other facets of his art. He was at the same time a painter, draftsman, engraver, sculptor, photograpne and filmmaker.
René Magritte, one of the most famous artists of the Surrealist movement whose leader was André Breton.
Sarah, your speaker will make you dive enthusiastically into the world of René Magritte.
FREE TIME TO DISCOVER THE GRANDE PLACE OF BRUSSELS
We will leave you enough time to stroll and discover this jewel of architecture, renowned for its ornamental richness. It is bordered by the houses of the merchant guilds of the time, the Town Hall and the King’s House.
You can take a break at Dandoy, to taste “the waffle of Brussels”. Its shape is rectangular, while that of Liège is round and much thicker, and that does not detract from its flavor.
Cultural trip in one day
- Arrival at Brussels, Midi station at 08:47 am
- Around 9:15 am : Commented Tour of the comic route (the comic frescoes on the walls of the city).
- Around 11:00 am : Guided Tour of the Comic Strip museum.
- Around 1:00 pm : Lunch at the restaurant.
- Around 2:30 pm : Guided tour of the René Magritte Museum.
- Around 4:00 pm : Free time in the city.
- Departure from Brussels à 8:13 pm
- Arrival at Paris Gare du Nord station à 9:35 pm
- TGV and THALIS transport Paris/Brussels/Paris in second class.
- Lunch at the restaurant.
- The Calliopée’s attendant.
- The guided tours and entries mentioned in the program with a local speaker.
- The entries and transfers mentioned in the program.
- The ticket to move in Brussels.
• Meals not included in the program,
• The drinks not included in the program,
• The carriage of luggage,
• The tips,
• Personal expenses,
• Cancellation insurance,
• Repatriation insurance.
Formalities for French nationals: a valid identity card (or a valid passport) is required to stay in Belgium for less than 3 months. For other nationalities (except some countries that have agreements with Belgium), a visa will be required.
Non-French or bi-national nationals are invited to consult the consular authorities to verify the required formalities: Embassy of Belgium – Consular functions provided by the Embassy – 9 Rue de Tilsitt, 75017 Paris, France – Tel: 01 44 09 39 39 – http://www.diplomatie.be/paris/
For any minor not traveling with his parents or traveling with only one of his parents, a new regulation bound to particular formalities published on the site https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1922. In all cases, we recommend that you bring a copy of the family record and when the child does not travel with both parents an authorization from the second parent. For more information consult our Customer Service.
Guided tours: all the artworks, artists and artistic currents mentioned in our detailed programs will not necessarily be the subject of a comment. Some works may also not be exhibited due to loans or restoration. Depending on the time available, your speaker will direct your visit to a selection of works.
Weather forecast: Spring (March-May) is mild. Winter (Oct-Dec) can be cold. Provide comfortable clothing, woolen clothing and rain gear as a precaution, as well as comfortable shoes for scheduled walking tours.
Change : the currency is Belgium is Euro.