Why is French language so beautiful and yet so complex? Hippolyte Wouters, lawyer and playwright will decipher it for you in an evening sprinkled with humor!

The French language is said to be the most beautiful in the world, and Hippolyte Wouters can surely tell you why. Discover the most unpredictable, the most mischievous, the most illogical language and therefore the richest in funniness!

 With his lecture Les Joyeusetés de la langue française, Hippolyte Wouters deciphers la langue de Molière in all its vagaries, illogicalities, rules and secrets.

A language that never ceases to benefit from being known and often even gains in mystery!

Rendez-vous at TheMerode on April 6 and uncover all the secrets and facets of the French language.

A bientôt ! oh, pardon my French… see you there!


Hippolyte Wouters is a lawyer at the Brussels bar as well as a playwright and essayist.

He wrote an essay on “l’Humour chez Proust” and another entitled “Tocqueville humoriste” on the relationship between Corneille and Molière, which caused quite a stir at the time.

He is the author of 15 plays written in prose or in alexandrine, for which he was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Académie de la Ville de Paris. His plays have been performed in Paris, London, Washington, Moscow, Rome and Lisbon amongst other places.

He has received Le Grand Prix de l’Académie de langue et littérature française de Belgique and was made Officier des Arts et des Letters de la République Française for his literary work.


  • 18:30 > Welcome
  • 19:00 – 20 :00 > Conference
  • 20:00 > Networking at TheStables


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