Dear Friend of Flanders,

In view of the COVID-19-situation, specific safety measures and additional restrictions are currently in place across Belgium. You will find more detailed information on following website. For the latest travel advice to our country, please consult your local authorities.

If you are travelling to Flanders, Brussels or elsewhere in Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, within the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 

Take good care of yourself and each other and keep it safe and healthy.  

We hope to welcome you again soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality. 

Warm regards,

'Le Grand Meaulnes', the début novel of Alain-Fournier, appeared in October 1913, on the eve of the First World War. The press was strikingly positive and a few months after its first print, the book was proposed for the prestigious Prix Goncourt. Until far into the twentieth century, the book was on the list of 'compulsory French literature' in our schools, and it is still in the top ten of the best and most influential novels ever published in France. Our staring-point was that this is the book for the castle, and that the castle is the place for this exhibition. The story structure gave rise, as it were, in a true 'natural', organic way to a number of connections with the building. The crucial scenes from the novel are laid out over the castle rooms like 'stations' that propel the action. These are populated with paintings by Gerold Van de Perre, who has a particular affinity with the late nineteenth century and the period around the First World War, as is shown in his revent work.
Gerolf Van de Perre - Vous etes belle: In search of a lost youth (Gaasbeek Castle)


Kasteelstraat 40
1750 Gaasbeek


From Thursday, September 8, 2016
To Sunday, November 6, 2016


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