- Museum or Interpretation Centre
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.
The Trésignies barracks
Caporal Trésigies was a hero in the first world war, and a militiaman in the 2nd regiment of the Chasseurs à Pied.
The barrack itself was built in 1880 and was the garrison for the 1st and 2nd regiments of the Chasseurs à Pied until 1976. It was listed as a historical monument in 1979.
The price of freedom
The museum presents the story of the Chasseurs à Pied from the 1830 revolution to the operations in ex-Yougoslavia.
The collections feature uniforms, war documents, private objects once having belonged to the soldiers, medals, armoured vehicles.
A fascinating page of the Belgian military story.
Please check the opening times, booking tips and recommendations with them (either via their website or by contacting them directly) before visiting. Remember to check the border and quarantine regulations before travelling.
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