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Palace of Charles of Lorraine

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Via the main entrance of KBR.

 

Exhibitions

Did you know that in 1839 the Royal Library of Belgium was housed in the Palace of Charles of Lorraine? The Palace now hosts KBR’s temporary exhibitions. You can only enter the palace during these exhibitions or at special events.

The palace is entirely wheelchair accessible.

 

Venue hire

Are you interested in hiring this space? Please contact us on +32 (0)2 519 53 11 or riragf@xoe.or.

 

Rotunda

An impressive staircase, adorned with a statue of Hercules sculpted by Laurent Delvaux, leads up to the first-floor rotunda. The rotunda’s paving includes a central rosette made up of 28 types of Belgian marble, a sample of the Prince’s collection of 5,000 minerals.

The beautiful 18th century interior will ensure your event of a unique atmosphere.

 

Capacity *

The maximum capacity for combined use (rotunda + appartments) is 50 pax.

Theatre Classroom Boardroom U-shape Double U-shape Cabaret Cocktail
 30 pax 25 pax 20 pax 18 pax 22 pax 20 pax 30 pax

(*in accordance with the COVID-19 regulations)

 

Dimensions

 

Surface Width Length
122,7 m2 11 m 12,5 m

 

Pricing
Day €4.200
Half-day €2.250
Per extra hour €660
Cleaning €100/day

 

 

The apartements

The rotunda’s wonderful floor art leads to five rooms decorated with stuccos and silk, where the governor would entertain his guests and take care of state affairs. The beautiful parquet floors, majestic chandeliers and curtains, these rooms provide a stylish backdrop for your event.

 

Capacity*

The maximum capacity for combined use (rotunda + appartments) is 50 pax.

Theatre Classroom Boardroom U-shape Double U-shape Cabaret Cocktail
 50 pax 30 pax 50 pax

(*in accordance with the COVID-19 regulations)

 

Dimensions

 

Surface Length Width
286 m2 42,7 m 6,7 m

 

Pricing

Price upon request.

 

 

History

Charles of Lorraine was the governor of the Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780. He was an avid art and science enthusiast and collector. His palace, the construction of which started in 1757, later housed the Royal Library’s reading rooms and is now used for events and exhibitions.