Throughout the villa, you’ll find the many influences of François Servais’ travels abroad. From Japanese murals to sculptures by Cyprien Godebski, the Villa Servais is home to an incredible wealth of culture. And there’s always something cultural to experience in the city of Halle itself. Halle is a city that moves, lives and inspires. The Villa Servais is the ideal venue for a concert, exhibition, vernissage or theatrical performance. The beautiful Salle de Musique, with its large windows and stunning garden, is a true source of inspiration for artists. Would you like to hire the room for an artistic activity or display your sculptures in the garden?
Our B&B also offers a range of cultural events: the Halle Carnival, the Soldiers’ Procession in Lembeek, the Marian Procession, the Hyacinth Festival and, of course, the Queen Elisabeth Competition.
From Villa Servais you can easily reach the Grande Place in ten minutes via Basiliekstraat, where you will find the statue of François Servais made by the sculptor Cyprien Godebski as well as the beautiful Gothic Basilica of Saint-Martin. The Art-Deco Saint-Roch church, known as “The Concrete Church”, has also been completely restored and is definitely worth the detour. In May, Halle, also known as Mariastad, becomes a thriving pilgrimage site and many pilgrims visit the imposing basilica and the statue of the Black Madonna.
Near the villa, you will find the regional museum Den Ast, where we find many souvenirs around the figure of François Servais and the cultural center ‘t Vondel.
Want to dive into history? So definitely plan a visit to Beersel Castle, Gaasbeek Castle, or the Malakoff Tower in Lembeek, the home of writer Herman Teirlinck or the estate of painter Félix De Boeck.
Or how about a walk to the Smeerhout in Buizingen where you stroll along beautiful places which partly formed the backdrop for the VRT series ‘Witse’, a visit to local produce center Halle or to Brouwerij Boon, the Belgian lambic brewery in Lembeek, which has already won numerous international awards with its incomparable Geuze. In addition to the classics Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek, this family brewery also makes the tasty Kriek Boon.
On the websites of the city of Halle and Flemish Brabant Tourism you will find many inspiring tips.