Brussels – a quirky, offbeat capital

Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also the capital of Europe and a city of culture and gentle hedonism. Surrounding the city’s major set piece, the Grand'Place, a visitor to Brussels will find the finest restaurants, endearing bars, and some of the world’s finest works of art and astounding architecture. The vibe here is laissez-faire; so relax, go with the flow, and let Brussels slowly soak into your spirit.

Maison de Cauchietpholland / CC BY 2.0

Maison de Cauchie

Maison de Cauchie

Former home of Artist Paul Cauchie

Former home of Artist Paul Cauchie Editors' Note

Maison de Cauchie shows the influence of the Vienna Secession with its geometric shapes – the guilded mural of the lovely maidens in long gowns is slightly reminiscent of Gustav Klimt and was actually designed to be an advertisement of Cauchie’s art.

Entirely refurbished in 2001, the former home of painter and architect Paul Cauchie was built in 1905 in the twilight of Brussels' art nouveau period.

Maison de Cauchie
5 rue des Francs, 1040 Brussels
+32 2 673 15 06
11am-1pm, 2-6pm 1st weekend of mth and by appointment.