De Hann (fr. Le Coq)
is the most beautiful resort, on the 64-kilometer coastal belt belonging to Belgium, with the climate of charming villas belle époque.
An epoch in which Art. Nouveau was the dominating style in architecture. Its main features are decorativeness, stylization, asymmetry, which manifested itself, inter alia, in the free distribution of windows, as well as in the location of the gate, which was usually located centrally, on the main axis of the building.
The buildings were given smooth, wavy lines, horseshoe or flattened arches placed above the windows, the balconies were semicircular in shape, the whole was complemented by corrugated cornices, free compositional arrangements, pastel colors, liking for floral motifs, and a significant extension of the range of materials used to make façades.
The buildings that are great examples of belle époque can be found in De Hann a lot. A small tram station, the Grand Hotel Belle Vue, to which often came for a cup of tea Albert Einstein, during his stay in Flanders, after escaping from Nazi Germany, city hall and many private villas or hotels.