Belfries, former coalmines and boat lifts ... discover another facet of tourism in Wallonia.
- Houdeng-goegniesRiver cruises
The hydraulic boat lifts of the Canal du CentreSituated in the province of Hainaut, these 4 hydraulic lifts, built beginning of the XIXth century, are standing monuments to the Belgian Industrial revolution. These timeless masterpieces, listed by UNESCO, can be visited.
- PROMOHoudeng-aimeries (la Louvière)Museum & discovery
Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial RevolutionBois-du-Luc, a major mining site, was one of the main witnesses of the industrial revolution in Wallonia. This extraordinary historical heritage, wonderfully well preserved, is protected by UNESCO.
- BlegnyMuseum & discovery
Blegny-Mine: a major European mining site, listed by UNESCOLocated between Liège and Maastricht, in the green setting of the Dalhem-Blegny region, this site is one of the four authentic coal mines left in Europe, al
- LiègeMuseum & discovery
The Fire Trail | 7 iconic locations near LiègeThe Route du Feu is a circuit of discovery the Walloon technical and industrial heritage through 7 cultural places in the Province of Liège
- PROMOHornuMuseum & discovery
The Historic Site of Grand Hornu: when industrial archeology meets with innovationTake a former coal mine, get it listed by UNESCO as World Heritage and you get the CID of the Grand Hornu, an innovation and design centre, which also features temporary exhibitions on design, applied art and contemporary art.
- PROMOMarcinelleMuseum & discovery
The Bois du Cazier and its heaps: a remarkable memorial siteListed by UNESCO as one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, the Bois du Cazier is a particularly touching memorial. Located South of Charleroi, this preserved industrial heritage site stretches along 26 hectares. A remarkable orientation trail has been designed to present its 3 heaps and architectural features.
- NamurArchitectural heritage
The Belfry of Namur, listed by UNESCOIn the 14th century, the Belfry of Namur was one the collegiate church's towers. A fire destroyed it in 1745, and the Tour Saint-Jacques, originally built as part of the city wall in 1388, was chosen as the new belfry.
- GemblouxArchitectural heritage
The belfry of Gembloux, listed by UnescoThe belfry of Gembloux, 35 metres high, dominates the city and is listed by UNESCO since 2005. One of the 56 remaining belfries of Belgium and France, it is considered an important cultural heritage of Wallonia.
- BincheArchitectural heritage
The Binche Belfy, listed by UNESCOThe Binche belfry, part of the town hall, was built in the 14th century.
- TournaiReligious heritage
Notre-Dame de Tournai cathedral, listed by UNESCOListed by UNESCO for its 5 bell towers, its nave and transept of Romanesque style, Notre-Dame Cathedral is a gem of medieval architecture.
- PROMOThuinArchitectural heritage
The belfry of Thuin, listed by UnescoListed by UNESCO for its remarkable VIIth century architecture, the belfry of Thuin, guarantees a stunning panorama of the region. Visitors get the opportun
- TournaiArchitectural heritage
Listen to the bells ringing at the very top of the belfry of Tournai: a memorable experience indeedUNESCO World Heritage site since 1999, the belfry of Tournai is the oldest in Belgium. Visitors are invited to make their way up the tower by taking the 257 steps stairs.
- CharleroiArchitectural heritage
The Belfry of Charleroi, a UNESCO siteThe belfry is part of the Charleroi City Hall, designed by architect Joseph André in 1936. A perfect combination of classicism and art deco in architecture, made of bricks and blue and white stone, the tower was then crowned with a small bronze bell tower
- MonsMuseum & discovery
Mons Belfry and its museum, a UNESCO World Heritage SiteA listed UNESCO World Heritage site, this 87 metre tall building is the only baroque-style belfry in Belgium.
- SpiennesMuseum & discovery
The Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes - SILEX'S MonsJust 6 km from Mons, The Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes, listed by UNESCO since 2000, and their brand new interpretive centre, SILEX'S are well worth a visit.