Childhood home of the surrealist painter René Magritte
It is a bourgeois house with a facade in the “Art Nouveau” style that Magritte’s father built in 1911. The interior architecture is still as Magritte knew it, with wooden floors, tiles, caryatids, two fireplaces and etched glass doors. Place dedicated to the childhood of René Magritte and his artistic beginnings. Magritte’s relations with Châtelet and the Province of Hainaut are highlighted.
Explanatory texts in English.
From May to October, free access on the first Sunday.
Guided tour of the house for groups of minimum 10 people and subject to reservation 3 weeks in advance.
A « Promenade Magritte » is also offered. It is an unusual walk to meet surrealism. The route is permanent and at the heart of the city center to discover works by contemporary artists, to pay tribute to René Magritte who spent his childhood in Châtelet. The folder with the itinerary is available on request. A guided tour is possible on request (for groups of minimum 15 people).