Maison Losseau

  • Railway station at 1000 m
General

General

  • Wallonie destination qualité
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Léon Losseau (1869 - 1949) was a lawyer from Mons, bookworm, photographer and member of many learned societies. This intellectual carefully transformed his home into an Art Nouveau jewel, fitted out with every comfort conceivable at the time.

Today, passers-by are often intrigued by the richly-adorned gate of the mansion house. But few doubt that when they push open the metal doors decorated with fuchsia patterns, they will be plunged into a poetic garden, whose every room is inhabited by orchids and wisteria from floor to ceiling.

The house's singular design was the work of talented architects, decorators and artisans hand-picked by its owner (Paul Saintenoy, Henri Sauvage, Emille Gallé, etc.). Closed for many years, then ranked as a Wallonia Exceptional Heritage Site, it is now undergoing major refurbishment and embellishment work, led by the Province of Hainaut.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    Wednesday to Friday from 10.00 to 18.00 • Saturday from 13.00 to 18.00 • Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00 • Closed: on bank holidays - July 20 to August 4 - December 23 to December 31
  • Price
    adults €5 • 60+ / students (<26) / children: €3 • teacher with identity card and unemployed: €3 • Students from UMONS: €2.50 - Article 27: €1.25 • 'Collectionneurs d'idées' (Maison Losseau + Mundaneum combined ticket): €8
  • Tour length

    1 hr

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Friday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Price
    €4 • School groups (<12): €1
  • Guided tour
    EN, FR, NL, DE - max 25 people • €90 for tour of Interpretation Centre and Maison Losseau: subject to prior booking at reservation.losseau@gmail.com or on +32(0)65/398 880 • €110 for guided tour of Maison Losseau and Mundaneum: subject to prior booking at info@mundaneum.be or on +32(0)65/315 343
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Map

Itinerary

  • Maison Losseau is located in the centre of Mons, a stone's throw from the Mundaneum and Grand Place de Mons. It is easily accessible using public transport and from Mons railway station, at approximately 1 km.
Events

Events

  • 2019
    Sep
    21
    2019
    Dec
    09
    Emelyne Duval | Exposition temporaire à La Maison Losseau
    Emelyne Duval | Exposition temporaire à La Maison Losseau

    L’exposition d’Emelyne Duval s’inspire de la poésie d’Achille Chavée, surréaliste belge de langue française dont on célèbre cette année les cinquante ans de la disparition (1906-1969). Un talent à découvrir du 22 septembre au 9 décembre 2019. 

    Cette rencontre transgénérationnelle donne à voir une installation composée de collages et de dessins. Le dialogue entre ces deux univers génère une poésie visuelle, souvent oxymorique, où se mêlent rêve et quotidien, chair et spiritualité, bestiaire canaille et quincaillerie magique.

    Gageons qu’à travers cette forêt de symboles le visiteur contemporain trouvera sans peine le chemin du surréalisme hainuyer historique : Chavée inspire ; encore !

    Une exposition à découvrir à la #link[node|13949|Maison Losseau] !