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Villa Empain

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 627 52 30
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Belgian people should be proud of this fabulous restauration

Baron Empain took the initiate to build the most beautiful villa of the '30. Although he never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tikki2015
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De Haan, Belgium
Not worth the money

This Art Deco villa is very impressive from the outside. Beside its nice architecture there’s a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hjflack
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Ottawa, Canada
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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
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Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baron Empain took the initiate to build the most beautiful villa of the '30. Although he never lived here, he conceded the villa to the belgian government. Afterwards the Russian Embassy occupied the house and than RTl , the french luxembourg television cy. Than squatters...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Art Deco villa is very impressive from the outside. Beside its nice architecture there’s a beautiful swimming pool outside and a nice small garden. Inside is a small modern art exhibit. The rooms are bright and spacious, there’s a nice wide staircase and some...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Exquisite, a beautifully designed Art Deco home of top quality materials, backed by its own semi-circular swimming pool. Just being there takes you back to a sumptuous, indulgent class of life. The original owner was 22 when he had it built! Watch out it is...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

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

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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.

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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

1  Thank Peter D
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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.

1  Thank Sogning
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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

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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

1  Thank Rob_Jelier
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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
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