How to Find Us

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) near Mons, Belgium is the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO).
Front Gate (Security at the 'Berlin Gate')
+32 (0) 65-44-4908
SHAPE is located about 70 km southwest of Brussels near the town Mons (Dutch: Bergen) north of the Motorway E 19/E 42.

Directions (By Coach/Car)

  • Take the motorway E19/E42 and take exit 23 "S.H.A.P.E. / MAISIERES." If coming from the direction Namur/Brussels please turn right, if coming from direction Tournai/ Paris turn left onto the N6 in direction "Brussel/ Soignies/ Maisières / S.H.A.P.E." You are passing "Mons- Maisières” approaching a low hill. When reaching the top please take the left lane and turn left to "SHAPE Berlin Gate."
  • From Brussels: Take ring RO or the motorway E 19/A7 in direction Bergen (please note that in the Flemish part of Belgium (around Brussels) Mons is called Bergen) – then follow E19/E42 in direction Mons/Paris. Please calculate at least a 1:15 hours drive from downtown Brussels to SHAPE
  • For the use of navigation systems you may use the following addresses: Avenue de Berlin, 7010 SHAPE (or 7020 Maisières or 7000 Mons) or Rue Grande, 7020 Maisières.



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