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Experience the Belle Époque

The Belle Époque Centre offers you a glimpse into the period from 1870 to 1914, a time when Europe's middle class prospered, tourism gained increasingly more importance and Blankenberge was on its way to becoming a major seaside resort with the construction of the casino, the Pier, numerous stately homes along the coast and large hotels.

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Three of these stately homes dating back to 1894 have been restored and remodelled to house a visitors' centre where you can experience firsthand the carefree and festive atmosphere prevailing in Blankenberge during the belle époque. An interactive exhibition featuring posters, picture postcards, clothing, photographs, footage and a number of beautiful decorative wall tiles tell a nostalgic story and offer you an insightful opportunity to learn more about the influence art nouveau had in Blankenberge.

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