Tintin arrives in Sablon

Hélène Remy.

17 Oct 2016, 08:10 Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016, 10:10

A brand new gallery dedicated to the famous character invented by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé has just opened in Brussels' Sablon district.

Tintin arrives in Sablon
Tintin arrives in Sablon

With a special Tintin museum already in existence in Louvain-la-Neuve, around 18 miles from Brussels, the famous reporter now also has a gallery dedicated entirely to his various adventures. The site itself was not a random choice: the Sablon district is famous as a specialist collectors area (the new gallery is located at Place du Grand Sablon, 35 - 1000 Brussels).

Exceptional and exclusive pieces

Open from Tuesday to Sunday each week, the new gallery is primarily aimed at specialist collectors, for whom it offers the opportunity to purchase exceptional and exclusively-created pieces by renowned artists, in the form of bronzes, lithographic prints and metal figurines..

A unique library

Offering a different kind of experience than the existing Tintin shop (La Boutique Tintin, located a short distance from Sablon's main market square, La Grand Place), this new gallery is also intended as somewhere to which both Tintin specialists and neophytes alike can come to meet others, to chat, and to spend time (re)immersing themselves in the adventures of Tintin. Its huge library is open to the public and contains an extensive collection of Hergé albums. With translations in a large number of different languages available, the collection is sure to be of delight to the many visiting tourists who flock to the Sablon district each weekend.

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