This small, off-the-beaten-path museum is a treasure for true admirers of 19th-century architecture and art. In this Victor Horta designed building owned by Guillaume Charlier, paintings and tapestries are displayed alongside elegant furniture and room decor, embodying the idea of "total art" in the home. Wander through the Chinese Salon, admire the painted work of Belgians Jacob Smits and James Ensor, and even see the sculpture work of Charlier himself. Visitors to the Charlier Museum should know that English information is not readily available; both a knowledge of French and an enthusiasm for 19th-century art are encouraged.
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