With their black silhouettes, the slag heaps do not have a good reputation. Yet these are places where nature and greenery have vigorously reclaimed their territory from heavy industry.

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  • BPS22, one of the largest art museums in Wallonia
    Charleroi

    BPS22, one of the largest art museums in Wallonia

    The BPS22, one of the largest art museums in Wallonia, stands out with its stunning architecture: an industrial glass and iron casing, built in 1911. Its fascinating program of exhibitions and activities make it an iconic stop for all culture lovers in Charleroi.
  • Gemotions, a thrilling scavenger hunt with challenges sent by text
    Around Wallonia

    Gemotions, a thrilling scavenger hunt with challenges sent by text

    Gemotions crates modern scavenger hunts. All you need is a mobile phone: riddles and challenges will be sent by text, a fun way to discover a city, a secret gem, a park, a museum... You can also create your own trail on their website.
  • Musée de l'Industrie, Bois du Cazier
    Discover the history of the Bois du Cazier in Marcinelle
    Charleroi

    Musée de l'Industrie, Bois du Cazier

    The Musée de l'Industrie, in the Bois du Cazier, South of Charleroi, takes you back to the industrial revolution era.
  • The Glass Museum at the Bois du Cazier
    Marcinelle

    The Glass Museum at the Bois du Cazier

    The Glass Museum, at the Bois du Cazier in Marcinelle, retraces five thousand years of art, history and technology.
  • The Bois du Cazier and its heaps: a remarkable memorial site
    Marcinelle

    The Bois du Cazier and its heaps: a remarkable memorial site

    Listed 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.
  • Museum of Photography | Charleroi
    Perspective view of the rooms - Charleroi's Photography Museum, Belgium
    Mont-sur-Marchienne

    Museum of Photography | Charleroi

    The Museum of Photography in Charleroi is the most important photography museum in Europe. It features permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • The Aulne Abbey
    Discover the history of the Aulne Abbey, in Gozée, and the life of its Cistercian monks.
    Gozée

    The Aulne Abbey

    The ruins of the Cistercian Aulne Abbey are nestled on the right bank of the Sambre, in a place beautifully called "Vallée de la Paix" or Valley of peace. The atmosphere is indeed very soothing and calls for a pleasant walk.
  • Culture and Gourmet Pleasures in the Pays de Charleroi
    Circuit Gourmand 5 - Charleroi - Nouveaux quais de Sambre
    Gerpinnes

    Culture and Gourmet Pleasures in the Pays de Charleroi

    The appeal of the Pays de Charleroi is unquestionably its diversity
  • The Claire-Fontaine leisure centre in Godarville
    Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont

    The Claire-Fontaine leisure centre in Godarville

    The Domaine de la Claire-Fontaine in Godarville has activities for the whole family. Swimming, adventures, sport, fishing but also relaxing ones...
  • The belfry of Thuin, listed by UNESCO
    The belfry of Thuin, listed by Unesco
    Thuin

    The belfry of Thuin, listed by UNESCO

    Listed by UNESCO for its remarkable VIIth century architecture, the belfry of Thuin, guarantees a stunning panorama of the region. Visitors get the opportun
  • The Vicinal Historic Tramway Discovery Centre in Lobbes-Thuin
    Thuin

    The Vicinal Historic Tramway Discovery Centre in Lobbes-Thuin

    The Vicinal Historic Tramway Discovery Centre in Lobbes-Thuin is a museum dedicated solely to trams of all kinds: steam, electric, diesel.
  • Saint-Christophe church | Charleroi
    Charleroi

    Saint-Christophe church | Charleroi

    This chapel, commissioned by Louis XIV and dedicated to Saint Louis, was worked on in 1722. It thereafter paid tribute to Saint Christophe.
  • The Belfry of Charleroi, part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
    The Belfry of Charleroi, a UNESCO site
    Charleroi

    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.
  • The Chaîne des Terrils: the green hills of the Black Country
    Charleroi

    The Chaîne des Terrils: the green hills of the Black Country

    The Boucle Noire (Black Loop, 23 km) hiking trail in Charleroi reveals its industrial past and green recovery. A smaller loop (5 km) also exists.
  • The Urban Dream project: a street art trail in Charleroi
    Charleroi4.6 km

    The Urban Dream project: a street art trail in Charleroi

  • Car-free | Charleroi - Erquelinnes
    Charleroi

    Car-free | Charleroi - Erquelinnes

  • Charlerooms | Escape games in Charleroi
    Charleroi

    Charlerooms | Escape games in Charleroi

    The recreational centre Charlesroom organises immersive escape rooms, perfect to have fun with friend and family.
  • The Musée des Chasseurs à Pied, a military museum in Charleroi
    Charleroi

    The Musée des Chasseurs à Pied, a military museum in Charleroi

    This large building is quite noticeable when exploring Charleroi. A former barrack for infantry, Trésignie now is home to a museum dedicated to the brave regiment of the Chasseurs à Pied.
  • Le Vecteur | A cultural and artistic space in Charleroi
    Charleroi

    Le Vecteur | A cultural and artistic space in Charleroi

    Le Vecteur is a cultural centre in Charleroi, located in the former settings of the Vaudeville Theatre.
  • La Manufacture Urbaine à Charleroi
    Charleroi

    La Manufacture Urbaine à Charleroi

    You are expected at the Manufacture Urbaine, a brand new place opened since spring 2017 in the heart of Charleroi, on the banks of the Sambre.
  • Quai 10 (Charleroi)
    Charleroi

    Quai 10 (Charleroi)

    Quai 10, in Charleroi, is dedicated to interactive and animated pictures. The site brings together contemporary images, cinema and video games. The idea? Offer a space designed for a wide audience to exchange and reflect on visual effects.
  • MBArts - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi
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    Charleroi

    MBArts - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi

    Located in the centre of Charleroi, the Musée des Beaux-Arts offers works by Belgian artists from the 19th century to the present day.
  • The ways of Saint James in Wallonia
    Around Wallonia

    The ways of Saint James in Wallonia

    Listed by UNESCO, the ways of Saint James are world famous. The one rule? The adventure starts from your doorstep and finishes in Santiago (Spain). Pilgrims, of course have favourited specific routes through time, with no less than 7 going through Wallonia. Follow the blue and yellow signs featuring a scallop shells...
  • The Charleroi Adventure City Safari, a new way to discover the city
    Charleroi

    The Charleroi Adventure City Safari, a new way to discover the city

    Charleroi was once named by a Dutch suvey "the ugliest city in the world"... To fight that reputation, a passionate citizen created an urban safari: a wonderful way to (re)discover the buildings and characters who made this post-industrial city famous.
  • Charleroi comic book trail
    Charleroi2 km

    Charleroi comic book trail

  • The Rockerill: an industrial site turned into an alternative cultural space
    Marchienne-au-Pont

    The Rockerill: an industrial site turned into an alternative cultural space

    Charleroi decided to turn its industrial sites dating from the 19th century into fascinating artistic stages: a wonderful way to show how dynamic the city is and give the visitors a unique experience.
  • DD Spiritueux: an artisanal distillery in Jumet
    Jumet

    DD Spiritueux: an artisanal distillery in Jumet

    Peket, ratafia, rum, liqueurs, apéritifs, digestif are very much loved for the touch of cheerfulness they bring to a meal. DD Spiritueux, an artisanal distillery in Jumet, invites you to learn how these spirits are made. The visit will of course conclude with a delicious tasting. A fantastic tasting rich in discoveries
  • Couillet's orchard and didactic apiary in Parentville
    Couillet

    Couillet's orchard and didactic apiary in Parentville

    Visit the orchard named " verger de Parentville" as well as its didactic apiary with a beekeeper and a guide from the Charleroi Nature association.
  • Centre for Scientific Culture of the Free University of Brussels
    Couillet

    Centre for Scientific Culture of the Free University of Brussels

    The Centre or Scientific Culture of the ULB is located on the Parentville Campus in Charleroi. Its mission is to promote scientific culture ....
  • Marcinelle Leisure Centre
    Marcinelle

    Marcinelle Leisure Centre

    Swimming pool and nautical centre
  • Nelson Mandela Park | Monceau-sur-Sambre
    Monceau-sur-Sambre

    Nelson Mandela Park | Monceau-sur-Sambre

    This 67-hectare park, in Monceau-sur-Sambre (Hainaut), is well worth the detour. 28 didactic panels, along the path, give information about the various trees planted there.
  • The Ferme du Marais
    Roux

    The Ferme du Marais

    Dairy and agricultural farm.
  • The Lardinois pottery
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    Bouffioulx

    The Lardinois pottery

    In 1986, Alain and Didier Lardinois opened their pottery shop in Bouffioulx. Proud of 20 years of experience supporting prestigious manufacturers (Guérin sandstone workshops, for example), these two master potters try to preserve the regional style of this art.
  • Maison de Magritte in Châtelet
    Châtelet

    Maison de Magritte in Châtelet

    Discover the village of Châtelet, childhood home of the surrealist painter René Magritte ....
  • Visit Le Fond de la Biche, an art workshop near Charleroi
    Goutroux

    Visit Le Fond de la Biche, an art workshop near Charleroi

    Le Fond de la Biche, well isolated from the world, is the perfect place to celebrate creativity. No wonder that artist Geneviève Vanstrade set up her workshop and art (gallery) carriage there...
  • La Grange aux Potiers> the Dubois pottery and its museum (Bouffioulx)
    Bouffioulx

    La Grange aux Potiers> the Dubois pottery and its museum (Bouffioulx)

    Nestled in a farm, at the heart of the village of Bouffioulx,the Dubois pottery reveals to visitors the skills of creating glazed pieces from the local sandstone (internationally famous), an art which started in medieval times in this region andis still kept alive.
  • Pilot a Boeing 737 at the European Flight Simulator (Gosselies)
    Charleroi

    Pilot a Boeing 737 at the European Flight Simulator (Gosselies)

    A unique immersive experience in Belgium! Thanks to this flight simulator, you will get a chance to pilot the airline the most sold in the world, the Boeing 737 NG. The cockpit, complete with a panoramic screen, is a perfect replica.
  • The La Posterie garden | Courcelles
    Courcelles

    The La Posterie garden | Courcelles

    Discover this stunning garden at the heart of Courcelles. This former urban wasteland now features educational vegetable patches, areas for wildflowers, a wide variety of birds, mammals and insects.
  • Landelies Leisure Marina - Montigny
    Landelies

    Landelies Leisure Marina - Montigny

    Founded in 1985, YCHS-Landelies has been managing the Landelies leisure marina and its infrastructures since 1991.
  • Stop Aux Saveurs des Fraises du Village to try Gerpinnes strawberries
    Gerpinnes

    Stop Aux Saveurs des Fraises du Village to try Gerpinnes strawberries

    Located in the village of Gerpinnes, this shop and tasting room offers strawberries grown in Wallonia's largest fruit and vegetable farm.
  • Eytelia: discover the benefits of organic food supplements in Courcelles
    Courcelles

    Eytelia: discover the benefits of organic food supplements in Courcelles

    Eytelia, the world leader in organic silica-based products, open the doors of its company in Courcelles: a rare opportunity to step into a production lab in Wallonia.
  • CHATEAU D'ACOZ
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    Acoz

    CHATEAU D'ACOZ

    The Château d'Acoz is set in the heart of the Biesme valley, in grounds with gardens, ponds, meadows, woods and hills.
  • Mini cruises between the Aulne abbey and Thuin on a narrowboat
    Fontaine-l'Evêque

    Mini cruises between the Aulne abbey and Thuin on a narrowboat

    Always fancied a cruise on a narrowboat? Join the captain of the Gavroche (mear the prestigious abbey of Aulne, 10 km of Charleroi and 30 km from France) for a fantastic time on the river. The boat, painted in cheerful colours, offers a wonderful way to admire the villages of Landelies, Erquelinnes, Thuin, Lobbes...
  • Café Leblon | Boats without permits for cruises on the Sambre
    Thuin

    Café Leblon | Boats without permits for cruises on the Sambre

    Café Leblon rents boats without permits: a fantastic opportunity to relax on the Sambre, near the Aulne Abbey. On the way back, indulge a refreshing, locally made beer or an ice-cream on the terrace of the establishment.
  • Ferme de Raz Buzée à Gerpinnes
    Gerpinnes

    Ferme de Raz Buzée à Gerpinnes

    Dairy family farm specializing in the homemade production of raw milk cheese from cows, in Gerpinnes.
  • The Aulne Abbey brewery and its restaurant | Gozée
    Discover the history of the Aulne Abbey, in Gozée, and the life of its Cistercian monks.
    Gozée

    The Aulne Abbey brewery and its restaurant | Gozée

    This Belgian artisanal brewery makes certified Acknowledged Belgian Abbey Beer at the heart of the historical ruins of the Cistercian Aulne Abbey.
  • Château de Trazegnies
    Come and discover the Château de Trazegnies in Charleroi
    Trazegnies

    Château de Trazegnies

    Located between Mons and Namur, the Château de Trazegnies, dating back to the XIth century, is a precious example of Belgian feudal architecture.
  • Gerpinnes natural garden
    Gerpinnes

    Gerpinnes natural garden

    Visit this pleasant pilot garden, planted exclusively with local varieties and located in the sweet village of Gerpines (Province of Hainaut).