The Maison Hannon is one of the masterpieces of art nouveau in Brussels, uniting Belgian art nouveau with French art nouveau in a symbolist and dreamlike universe. Built on the corner of Avenue Brugmann and Avenue de la Jonction in Saint-Gilles, it was commissioned by the Hannon couple whose name it bears, Marie and Edouard, from their architect friend Jules Brunfaut in 1902.
Jules Brunfaut (1852-1942) was at that time unfamiliar with the Art Nouveau style: he draw inspiration from the houses of Victor Horta, Ernest Blérot, Octave Van Rysselbeghe and Henry Van de Velde to create a unique work.
Édouard Hannon (1853-1931) was an engineer, hired at the age of twenty-three by the Solvay group and sent to Dombasle, in the suburbs of Nancy (Lorraine, France), the first plant built abroad. There he met his future wife, the Française Marie Debard.
The house therefore combines their Belgian and French tastes. Thus, Frenchman Emile Gallé was asked to decorate the interior.
An absolute gem!
Maison Hannon – Av. de la Jonction 1 – 1060 Saint-Gilles
Groups: max. 15 pers – max. 2 groups simultaneously
Duration: 1h15min – the guided tour lasts 1 houre. Afterwards, the exhibition can be freely visited for another 15 minutes.
Price entrance fee + guided tour :
- weekdays until 6pm: 330 € / group
- weekend: 350 € / group
- schools (from 15 years on) only during office hours: 160 € / group
Nocturnes upon request
The Art Nouveau pass is not valid for group visits
- Monday : 10 am
- Wednesday : 10 am / 11:15 am / 1 pm / 2:15 pm / 3:30 pm / 4:45 pm
- Thursday : 10 am / 11:15 am / 1 pm / 2:15 pm / 3:30 pm / 4:45 pm
- Friday : 10 am
- Saturday : 9 am
- Sunday : 9 am
Please email the desired date/hour/number of groups and language to email@example.com. Tours must be requested at least 3 weeks before the requested date.
Korei Guided Tours organises the guided tours of Hannon House in English and Dutch. For guided tours in French, please contact www.arkadia.be
Photo: Grégory De Leeuw