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Visit : Museum/Discover, Monument, Art Nouveau, Architectural Heritage

Contretype Photography Museum at the Hannon House

Contretype Photography Museum at the Hannon House
© OPT / Ricardo de la Riva
  • Address:
    Hôtel Hannon -
    Avenue de la Jonction 1
    1060 Brussels (SAINT-GILLES)

  • MAPS: Google Maps

In 1902 engineer Edouard Hannon (1853-1931) called upon his friend, the architect Jules Brunfaut (1852-1942) to build this mansion, a masterpiece in the Art Nouveau style with furniture designed by Emile Gallé.

The frescoes from the stairwell and the smoking room are the work of painter Paul-Emile Baudouin. The remarkable stained-glass windows are by Evaldre, who studied atTiffany's.

At the present time, the building, which is the property of the town of Saint-Gilles, is occupied by the Contretype Photographic space which is devoted to the promotion of creative photography and organises regular exhibitions.

Don't miss this great opportunity to admire a lush Liberty building with cutting-edge photography!

Closed on Mondays, Tuesday and public holidays

Guided tours only for groups and on reservation

Tram 81 (Janson), 97 (Janson), 92 (Ma Campagne) - Bus 54 (Ma Campagne)

Discounts for groups.



  • tel. : +32 (0) 2 538 42 20
  • fax : +32 (0) 2 538 99 19
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