• Museum or Interpretation Centre

In November 2005, UNESCO added to its list of intangible cultural heritage the giants and fantasy figures of 9 Belgian and French cities.

Who are these gigantic characters joining festivities in many European cities? Come and meet them at the Maison des Géants in Ath, nestled in a Louis XV mansion. 

What to see

  • How a giant is created
  • The different ways of carrying a giant
  • The transmission of this wonderful tradition from a generation to another
  • Documentaries presenting festivities
  • Temporary exhibitions on varied themes

Step in the fascinating world of Wallonia's giants and learn about this centuries old tradition.

 

 

COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.

Langue d'accueil

French

Equipement

Cafe - Shop - Car parking

Visites

Guide available/groups - EN - FR - NL

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