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Villa Empain

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 627 52 30
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if you like Art Deco and Brussels....

Superb house with really nice marbles and pieces of wood which were amazingly fascinating. Worth to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2015PAUL5102
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Brussels, Belgium
Absolute gem

This is an extraordinary deco house with beautiful rooms, an amazing pool and a touch of David... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
arnottdavies
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb house with really nice marbles and pieces of wood which were amazingly fascinating. Worth to see if you like architecture of the years between the two first world wars. Propriety of a foundation now, it has been quite nicely restored.... but entry fee quite...More

Thank 2015PAUL5102
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is an extraordinary deco house with beautiful rooms, an amazing pool and a touch of David Lynch about it in a scary way. Well worth the admission, PS How anyone could ever give this a 'terrible' review beats me.

Thank arnottdavies
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Home of the Boghossian Foundation and a center for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West. But foremost a fantastic building, well ahead of the time in 1934 and a fantastic mix of Fine Arts, Art Deco and modern classicism....More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The villa is definitely worth visiting if you are interested in architecture and or history of Brussels. The colored windows are amazing, both seen from the inside of the house and outside.

Thank Sogning
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Villa Empain is a gorgeous art deco villa from the early 1930s, now owned by the private Boghossian Foundation. It was commissioned to Swiss architect Michel Polak by Louis Empain, son of a wealthy businessman, hence its name. Like other famous thirties villas, such as...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The villa was built in the 1930's in an exquisite art deco style, with lots of natural stone walls and grand spaces. I for one really enjoyed it as there was no holding back of the architect, leading to an almost cartoonesk house, very imaginative...More

Thank Rob_Jelier
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our group paid 40 euros to walk through an almost empty house. The few rooms that were (barely) furnished provide no information for the visitor. The house and pool area are beautiful but read up before visiting..

Thank Esty d
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Empain Villas is a true Art Deco gems in Brussels (very few houses are Art Deco in Brussels) and it was buid on a nice part of Brussels by Pollak for the famous Empain family. All is perfectly renovated including the garden and the...More

1  Thank Olivier t
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Go there just to see the villa. It's unbelievable. The outside of the villa, the gardens, the pool area. Inside it's all precious wood, real and fake marble and Art Deco metal work. Their exhibitions change every three or four months, some are interesting some...More

1  Thank tango2602
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I just visited today. Glad I did. A masterpiece of Art Deco but especially a gorgeous house. We also liked the exhibition that ran till today. Tip: Check opening days because I have the impression they close for a few days between exhibitions.

Thank Jurgen B
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