A cruise on the Canal du centre, from Ronquières to Strépy-Thieu

  • River cruises

The Hainaut region proves quite artistic, notably near the Canal du Centre. The most impressive pieces are near the Ronquière inclined plane and the Strépy-Thieu boat lifts. Why not indulge in a boat cruise to learn more?

Iconic points along the cruise:

  • At the Ronquières inclined plane, the boat manages a 67 m height difference.
  • The boat then takes the Canal de la Senne and the more recent Canal du Centre, passing natural landscapes and more industrial ones, until getting to the top of Strépy-Thieu boat lift.
  • The boat then passes a 73 m height difference.
  • Passengers can get off at the bottom of the lift.
  • Passengers can take a stroll all the way to boat lift number 4 (listed by UNESCO) then return to Ronquières by bus.

Good to know

  • Possibility to enjoy some cold food or a snack on board or to take your own picnic along.
  • Cyclists can take their bike along.
  • Possibility to get off at Seneffe or Thieu and continue along the RAVel.



  • Parking
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