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Charlotte Brontë

Welcome to the website of the Brussels Brontë Group


The Brussels Brontë Group was formed by Brontë Society members in Belgium and the Netherlands to bring together people interested in the Brontës and in the Brussels places with Brontë associations. Our members now include people of a wide range of nationalities: British, Belgian, Dutch, Irish, American and many others. We welcome anyone in any country who is interested in the works and lives of the Brontës and would also like to know more about the history of the Pensionnat Heger (the school where Charlotte and Emily Brontë stayed in 1842-43 and which inspired Villette and The Professor), the Quartier Isabelle where it stood, and the city of Brussels in the 19th century.


On this website you can read about the Brontës' stay in Brussels. You can also discover some wonderful images on our Picture Gallery page and check out the Bibliography and Links page if you want to explore further.


The Brussels Brontë Group organises meetings and events in Brussels throughout the year such as talks and guided walks, and also runs a reading group. Our weekend of events in April each year celebrates Charlotte Brontë’s birthday (21 April). Go to the Events page for more information.


The Research page has links to articles of interest, many of which were first published on our blog. Certain Group members have done much original research on the Brontës’ time in Brussels.


Browse the blog, too, for reports on past events and news of our members.


We hope you enjoy exploring the website.


Charlotte's trincket box
Brussels trinket box.

© 2015 last updated  7-7-2015