‘Free spirits’ offers a unique route between two monographic museums, located a dozen kilometers from each other, on the outskirts of Brussels, one in Drogenbos dedicated to the painter-farmer Felix De Boeck and the other in La Hulpe designed by Jean-Michel Folon.
Project realized in the context of the cultural cooperation agreement between the French and Flemish Communities.
Both artists were free spirits of their time. Belonging to different generations, they crossed the 20th century and left their mark on it. Beyond their age, their culture and their background, they share a lot in common: a taste for freedom, an attachment to nature and a profound humanism.
In their lives and in their art, they have stood for values that are still relevant today, in particular a profound respect for nature and human rights. The FeliXart Museum and the Fondation Folon bring these artistic and humanistic legacies to life. The project also encourages soft mobility and offers a new bicycle route to discover these two museums.
Through the Flemish and Walloon Brabant provinces, an enchanting bicycle route joins Felix and Folon.
Combined ticket available in both museums as from 6 June 2021:
combined ticket: ticket + visitor’s guide with bike route: 15 €
MuseumPassMusées & ICOM: free
Visitor’s guide only: 5 €
Bicycle route developed by Pro Velo. It is a rather challenging route, for rather experienced cyclists or to do with an adapted (electric) bike. For a city bike, the slopes are sometimes a bit steep.
Both museums do not necessarily have to be visited on the same day. You have 6 months to do so.