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Ath Travel guide
Ath : Michelin's recommendations
Ath, at the confluence of the eastern and western Dender, occupies a strategic position. Thus, it was besieged by Louis XIV in 1667, then Vauban built his first fortifications here, which were mostly destroyed when the French laid siege to the town again in 1745. This farming and cattle breeding area has a landscape of wide horizons, punctuated with rows of poplars, large farms or hamlets.
Tourist attractions Ath : Things to see and do
rue de Pintamont 18
Located in a fine late-18C town house, this museum delves into the captivating world of giants. It offers a glimpse of the development of these fascinating characters from the 15C to the present day and their manufacture, as well as a presentation of..
rue du Gouvernement B - 7800 Ath
This massive square flat-buttressed keep was built by the Count of Hainaut, Baudoin IV the Builder, in 1166, to defend Hainaut's northern border with Flanders and keep an eye on local nobility. This military complex has a four-storey interior. Note t..
Grand-Place 45 B - 7800 Ath
The Baroque Town Hall, completed in 1624, was designed by Cobergher : surprisingly painter, engineer and architect, who introduced the first pawnshops to Flanders. The edifice was almost totally rebuilt in the 1980s. The vast foyer contains a fine f..