No matter which section the visitor to the Belgian Pavilion may be in, he will have an unusually comprehensive view, due to an ingenious system of bridges ans a luminous central patio.
The Belgium Pavilion is on the Ils Sanite-Hélène, on a lake and close to Place des Nations. Glass, steel, granite and bricks from Belgium were used in its construction.
Its motto related to the theme of Expo 67 is: Humani nihil alienum a Belga. In an english version: In all that concerns humanity, Belgium is involved.
The pavilion first shows fine examples of national art treasures. Then there is a section devoted to natural and other resources. Belgium's political and social pattern is described.
A huge mural illustrates expanding peaceful involvement around the world and a Pantheon honors Belgians who have made oustanding contributions.
There are exhibits devoted to scientific progress, modern port installations, diversification of industry geared to export, fine books, agricultural products.
An audio-visual display shows the benefits brought by the Brussels Exhibitions of 1958, and so suggests the benefits which will accrue from Expo 67 an Montreal.
A first class restaurant and bar offer national dishes and the famous beers of Belgium.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )