‘Nature’, sporting and recreational activities
Strolling amongst waste piles where nature has reasserted itself, a game in the forest of the Pays de Chimay, windsurfing on the Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure… Explore all of the outdoor activities or make the most of cutting-edge infrastructure.
A magnificent RAVeL [cycle path] crosses the entire region. For example, there is the route which links Charleroi and Erquelinnes via the abbaye d’Aulne. In the south of Charleroi Métropole, there is a nature reserve which lends itself to daydreaming, perfect for an unusual weekend away or break.
Find out about all of the tourist activities organised in Charleroi Métropole from the region’s 3 tourist offices: the Pays de Charleroi tourist office, the Pays des Lacs tourist office and the Parc des canaux et châteaux tourist office.
Urban, natural and architectural places of note
Charleroi Métropole is teeming with out-of-the-ordinary urban and natural sites and architectural buildings.
Make the most of your stay in Charleroi Métropole by being amazed: for example, explore the street art and the slagheaps in the city of Charleroi and its surroundings. The Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure will also surprise you. It has more kilometres of shoreline than the Belgian coastline: 70 km!
Not forgetting the huge forest du Pays de Chimay, the scenery of the south of Charleroi Métropole (Viroinval, Couvin, Philippeville, Sivry-Rance, Momignies, Chimay, Froidchapelle) and the centre’s incredible canals.
The marches de l’Entre Sambre et Meuse
A region steeped in folklore, Charleroi Métropole is known internationally for its ‘Marches de l’Entre Sambre et Meuse’, recognised as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco! Find out about these marchers and their ancestral traditions through the association which unites all of the region’s ‘marches’. Without forgetting the numerous carnivals organised by most of the boroughs of Charleroi Métropole.