Belfries, former coalmines and boat lifts ... discover another facet of tourism in Wallonia.
- BlegnyMuseum & discovery
Blegny-Mine: an iconic mining site near LiègeLocated east of Liège, this site is one of the four authentic coal mines left in Europe, all listed by UNESCO. Put your jacket and helmet on: the guided tour will take you through galleries 30 to 60 m underground!
- PROMOHornuMuseum & discovery
The Grand Hornu site: cultural heritage, exhibitions, design and 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, featuring temporary exhibitions on design, applied art and contemporary art.
- PROMOHoudeng-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.
- 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.
- PROMOLa LouvièreMuseum & discovery
Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial RevolutionThe Bois-du-Luc 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.
- NamurArchitectural heritage
The Belfry of Namur, part of UNESCO's World HeritageThis tower, built in 1388 and 20 metres, was originally part of the fortifications. It's only in 1746, after Namur was besieged and the church destroyed, that it would be chosen as the official belfry.
- GemblouxArchitectural heritage
The belfry of Gembloux, listed by UNESCOThe belfry of Gembloux, 35 metres high, dominates the city and is part of Unesco's World Heritage.
- 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.
- BincheArchitectural heritage
The Binche Belfy, listed by UNESCOThe Binche belfry, part of the town hall, was built in the 14th century.
- MonsMuseum & discovery
Mons Belfry: a fascinating monumentDiscover the full beauty of Belgium's only baroque belfry by taking its panoramic lift and enjoying the view over the city.
- CharleroiArchitectural heritage
The Belfry of Charleroi, part of the UNESCO World Heritage.his belfry, part of Charleroi's City Hall, was designed by architect Joseph André in 1936. A perfect combination of classicism and art deco in architecture, it was built of blue and white stone as well as bricks.
- 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
- SpiennesMuseum & discovery
SILEX'S Mons: the Neolithic flint mines of SpiennesJust 6 km from Mons, the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes or SILEX'S, listed by UNESCO, are well worth a visit...
- TournaiArchitectural heritage
Tournai Belfry: a UNESCO gemTournai is best seen from its 15th century belfry, listed by UNESCO. Built on the site of the 1218 original after it burnt down, it is the oldest in Wallonia's seven belfries and the only one with outdoor viewing platforms.