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A round trip on Hergé's footsteps
Gare du Midi / Zuidstation Stockel / Stokkel

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2. South Station and Flea Market

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How to get there? To Bruxelles-Midi (Gare du Midi / Zuidstation) by subway or train. And then ... let's see ...

2.1 Tintin en Amerique

At the Horta exit of Gare du Midi / Zuidstation there is a fresco, several meters high (64 m²), of a scene from the black and white version of "Tintin in America". In addition Hergés signature to the right.

The pillar in front of the fresco shows the page of the story and an explanation.

It's unlikely to find such a big illustration of a cartoon character in the public space elsewhere. As a fan you should not miss it.


2.2 Le Lombard

In March 1958, moving Editions Lombard in the building, Raymond Leblanc, publisher of the "Journal Tintin" erected "Tintin on the roof" (temporarily removed for restoration in the summer of 2009).

Address: Avenue Paul-Henri (P-H) Spaak 7 / Place Bara
Only 200 meters from exit Horta of Gare du Midi / Zuidstation.

Tintin in the sky - a must have photo for every Brussels traveler.


2.3 Quick & Flupke

Wall painting at the corner of Rue Capucins and Rue Haute, since 21. august 1996.

Quick und Flupke, the Brussels rascals, have also been devised by Hergé.

Also Tintin fans may have a look at it.

2.4 Place du Jeu de Balle

Every morning a flea market takes place at the Place du Jeu de Balle. Model for the opening sequence of "The Secret of the Unicorn".
Once a year, on the Saturday before 21st July, a special Tintin flea market took place. This event move to Louvain-la-Neuve in 2010.

Maybe you visit the place to a normal flea market. If you have the chance for the annual Tintin flea market - don't miss it!

2.5 If you're already there ...

From the exit Horta of Gare du Midi / Zuidstation, already mentioned above, the wall painting (No. 5 in the map) is immediately apparent. It belongs to the building of Editions Lombard and is decorated accordingly.

Located there, Avenue Paul-Henri Spaak 7, is also the Fondation Raymond Leblanc with varying comic exhibitions. Note the tricky opening times.


Murals (with number)

6) 8)

There are much more wall paintings (eg, Boule and Bill is significantly larger) ...

and more murals every year since 1991!
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Text and map: Michael
Photos: Timic
The drawings from Hergé's pen shown on the photos are all copyright Hergé / Moulinsart 2009