Maison Autrique - Schuiten & Peeters

Benoît FrançoisFrançois Schuiten and Benoît Peeters are two artists who chose to express themselves, together or alone, in many different ways, but mainly through the medium of comic books. Their series “Cities of the Fantastic”, which started in 1983, is the cornerstone of a truly original oeuvre. They are obviously inspired by the illustrators and architects that worked at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. At the end of the 80's they started making scenographies in varied locations (Montreal, Angoulême, Brussels, etc.). They also exhibited their talent on the big screen with the amazing mix of fiction and documentary called “Le Dossier B”. Their noteworthy contribution to the art show “Architectures Rêvées” (“Dreamt Architecture”) in 1996 saw them paying tribute to Victor Horta. It's no surprise then that when Schuiten and Peeters find out in the middle of the 90's that Maison Autrique is for sale, they feel obligated to act upon that information. A big adventure begins, which involves numerous partners. Today you are invited to join us. From the restoration a Dream House was born; come and let yourself be enchanted by the mise-en-scene and visit the house at La Chaussée de Haecht 266.

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The Autrique house


Chaussée de Haecht 266
1030 Schaerbeek

Opening hours

From Wednesday to Sunday,
From 12pm to 6pm
(last admission at 5.30 pm)
Closed on bank holidays

Reservations are not required for individual visits.


Full price: € 9.00
Senior citizens, students, job seekers: € 6.00
Children, Schaerbeek residents: € 3.00
Article 27: € 1.25 + ticket
ICOM, museumPASSmusées, Brussels Card, Art Nouveau Pass: free