A unique, interdisciplinary show by director Luc Petit

Since 2018, Luc Petit and Les Nocturnales have taken over the grounds of Beloeil Castle for unique summer creations. In 2023, the Peter Pan show captured the hearts of 23,000 spectators. This summer, Luc Petit and his troupe of over a hundred artists will take you on the journey of the phlegmatic and cunning Phileas Fogg, the eccentric Passepartout, and the enigmatic Miss Fix.

Will they succeed in their daring feat around the world? Join them in unknown lands and experience the thrills of the adventures, challenges, and dangers they encounter along the way…

An intrigue where the breath of epic, fire and terror, the magic of effects, traps, and twists of fate will resonate, all in Belle Époque costumes and in the company of fantastic creatures! After the frills of Parisian life, they will have to break free from the weight, fire, and spells of India by saving an Indian princess from the flames of the stake… On their journey, they will encounter circus artists and exotic characters, thwart the traps and trickeries of the Chinese Empire, cross oceans and the plains of the Far West… For one summer night, challenge the course of stars and planets aboard the most unusual contraptions. Explore Jules Verne’s imaginary universe reinvented by Luc Petit: a fabulous journey where one shivers in the wind of adventure and returns with eyes filled with dreams…

Ready to embark? The countdown is on: don’t miss the departure, we’re just waiting for you!


Actors, dancers, circus artists, tightrope walkers, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats… will take you on a journey through the fabulous world of Jules Verne, as they perform their pirouettes and technical feats on 10 stages in the grounds of the Château de Beloeil!


Guided by a character from the show, travel from scene to scene to discover a new artistic universe in every corner of the Château’s grounds. Each scene lasts around 15 minutes.


Vertiginous acrobatics, impressive pyrotechnic effects, light and smoke shows, fireworks…


A show for young and old alike, guaranteed to bring out your inner child.

The Château de Beloeil, the little 'Belgian Versailles

For several years, the Princes of Ligne have been offering their splendid estate of Beloeil for Luc Petit’s shows. We warmly thank them for this, as the beauty of these French-style gardens (whose architecture dates back to 1664), a harmonious blend of water basins and greenery, contributes to the unique dimension of these strolling shows that truly come to life in this magnificent setting.

Property of the Princes of Ligne since the 14th century, the fully furnished castle houses numerous collections (furniture, books, paintings, porcelain, etc.). The library, quite remarkable, brings together more than 20,000 volumes. The French-style garden, a harmonious alternation of water and greenery, shade and light, covers 25 hectares. It is faithfully maintained to respect its original design dating back to 1664.


Jules Verne (1828-1905)

This prolific French writer of the 19th century, known as the father of science fiction, imagined adventure novels featuring exploits and fantastical machines inspired by the great discoveries of his time and the epic tales of explorers…

In addition to “Around the World in 80 Days,” we owe him:

  • “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.”
  • “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
  • “The Mysterious Island.”
  • “From the Earth to the Moon.”
  • “Michael Strogoff.”

Some of his works have been adapted into films.

The staging of his around-the-world journey as an outdoor strolling spectacle, combining choreography, circus acts, pyrotechnics, light effects, actors, etc., is a major first!

Meeting the scriptwriter of the show :

Jean-Louis Godet

After “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Pinocchio,” and “Peter Pan,” Jean-Louis Godet signs the adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” at the Château de Beloeil for Luc Petit.

With the director and the team of Les Nocturnales, his role has been to adapt the novel into a narrative that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats with twists and turns embodied by mischievous actors, aerial dancers, daredevil acrobats, and sometimes clumsy magicians, all within a life-sized scenography.