The Musée des Arts décoratifs is being renovated.
The city of Namur wanted to bring this town mansion back to its former glory. The building, listed as exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia in 1934, will then ebintegrated ot the Les Bateliers museum complex, together with the Archeological Museum. The site does remain partly open to the public for temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
Discover its history
On the Count of Groesbeec's request, this forrmer shelter of the Villers-en-Brabant abbey was turned by architect Chermanne the 18th century into a an elegant Louis XV style hotel.
Converted into a museum in 1935, its interiors was beautifully protected and is homes to fantastic collections of local furniture, glass and ceramic pieces. The original French style garden was reconstituted at the time bygarden architect Hector Mathieux. Inspired by the neo-historical spriti, he gave the garden a timeless feel with a central water piece, symmetrical box wood tree beds, a garden pavillion and a small orangerie.
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