At the crossroads between northern France and the southern part of The Netherlands, located at solely 35 minutes driving from the centre of Brussels lies the prestigious Cercle Royal La Concorde in the medieval town of Ghent, an important haven for social and cultural exchanges. Together with the Cercle Gaulois in Brussels and the Cercle Concorde Philotaxe in Antwerpen, the Cercle La Concorde belongs to and predates the three oldest Royal and centennial clubs in Belgium. Surviving the total renovation of the impressive building through 2019, its members enjoy daily luncheons, dinners and other activities on the first floor.
President of Cercle Royal La Concorde
Ghent, January 3 2019
FOUNDED IN 1809 IN GHENT, THE CONCORDE CELEBRATED ITS BICENTENNIAL IN 2009.
The Cercle Concorde, founded on January 8th 1809, could originally be described as a typical english “gentlemen only” club.
During the United Kingdom of The Netherlands period (1815-1830) the Concorde grew to become one of the most important places in Ghent for industrialist, traders and political figures. After the Belgian revolution the Cercle became the center of the supporters of King William I of the Netherlands but the revolutionary stance gradually faded and the Concorde deliberately avoided political or religious agendas. To this day great leaders, industrialists, politicians or descendants of prominent local families still gather in the newly renovated building where the Cercle continues after 210 years of existence.
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