Top 5 things to discover
Discover the 5 things not to be missed when you visit Charleroi Métropole.
Visiting Charleroi, amongst the city and slagheaps
Explore Charleroi amongst the slagheaps former industrial wasteland, art deco architecture and street art. A number of tours are available upon request.
Practise your favourite water sport on the Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure
The Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure are one of the largest natural areas of water in Europe. It has more kilometres of shoreline than the Belgian coastline: 70 km!
Diving, a boat trip or windsurfing, experience the feeling of water-skiing, etc.: the only thing left to do is choose.
Cycling among the canals and chateaux along the waterside and in nature
Explore the canals, the Sambre, the Eau d’Heure and the towpaths. Along your route, you will discover a rich architectural heritage of chateaux and pretty houses.
Plan your cycle routes, in the city or in the countryside.
Strolling around the medieval city of Thuin and exploring the Abbaye d’Aulne
In Thuin, you can stroll around the medieval city where you will discover the belfry with UNESCO world heritage status, the hanging gardens, the winding alleys, its small cobbled streets and its old houses with unexpected charm.
Walk in history’s footsteps
Charleroi Métropole has been marked by a number of battles which changed the course of history. Discover the roots of our heritage: in the footsteps of Napoleon, in memory of the First World War and where Hitler stayed.
Charleroi Métropole has exceptional evidence of its historic past of incredible wealth.