Sunday 29 january 2012, PM
With the first Tintin movie still running in many theaters, it is the perfect time for a visit to the Herge museum in Louvain-La-Neuve. An English-speaking guide will introduce us to Tintin’s creator and his works on display.
Since many will not be familiar with the city either, we will start the afternoon with a guided city walk.
Time: Sunday 29 january 2012,
The group will meet at 13h30 in the galleries de Halles just above the railway station in front of the “Office du Tourisme-Inforville” (Place de l’Université 1, Galerie des Halles, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuveat), The guided tour of the city starts at 14h sharp. End of the Hergé museum visit planned at the latest at 18h.
Since we will start and end the visit at or near the train station, we encourage you to take the train. For those preferring other modes of transportation, please refer to the following overview:
Cost: 11 EUR per person to be paid on the FAAB account BE79 2100 0848 5633 by January 15th.
Maximum size of the group is 25, so enroll early!
For additional information and reservation, please contact Gilles Moreau (email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: +32 475 37 10 57 (in the evening))
The youngest of our cities, Louvain-la-Neuve is a tourist center in itself and is known throughout the world thanks to the renown of its University.
Created in a space among fields, Louvain-la-Neuve is more than a university campus. It is a new city with winding alleys, and squares of all sizes offering places for meeting and dialogue. Its unique architecture, a mix of middle age influences and modern materials, and its design…it all has a story !
On the outskirts of the wood “Bois de la Source”, is a prism with large glass bays that holds a colorful world at the doors of Louvain-la-Neuve. The museum dedicated to Hergé was envisioned and designed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc. With each step, you penetrate to the heart of creation, imagination and dreams.
Discover the creator of Tintin, his life and work, like you would never have imagined. Discover a manifold, diverse, monumental and largely unknown body of work. Meet Hergé, the illustrator. Hergé, the advertising designer. Hergé, a 20th century hero.
Permanent or themed exhibits in nine rooms of varied sceneries await you to follow the path of Tintin and Hergé’s other characters through drawings, original boards, film abstracts, model objects and photos.
Visitors all say the same thing: the Hergé Museum is a moving experience. Grandparents relive the childhood moment when they came across their first Tintin book. Young ones are reminded of their parents’ voices, recounting Tintin’s fabulous adventures as bedtime stories. These priceless moments, passed down from generation to generation, are vividly evoked within the setting of the exhibits.
All visitors agree: the Hergé Museum is full of surprises and there is plenty to discover. Although The Adventures of Tintin are a major feature, there is much more to find out about Hergé the illustrator, Hergé the graphic designer and Hergé the chronicler of the twentieth century.
Eight exhibition galleries, while all unique in their own right, nonetheless complement each other perfectly. Original drawings
[rotated every four months], models, films, visual experiences… Comedy, history, science and art all come together to make for an unforgettable experience.There is something for everybody at the Hergé Museum.
Come and find out about one of the most important artists of the last century. Learn about his life and work through an intimate portrait of the man behind the myth.
Visit the unique building conceived by French architect Christian de Portzamparc, winner of the Pritzker Prize 1994, the most prestigious accolade in international architecture.