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  • 1 Moulin de la Marquise Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 7812 Moulbaix

    The pretty wooden Moulin de la Marquise (1752) is Hainaut's last working windmill. An unusual 19C Tudor-style mansion is concealed in the vast park near the church.

  • 2 Maison des Géants

    Museums and art

    R. de Pintamont 18 B - Ath

    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..

  • 3 Main Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 7800 Ath

    The Grand-Place has been recently refurbished with lighting that creates a warm atmosphere, attractive benches and two small fountains. It features the Town Hall (1624), St Julian's and St Martin's churches.

  • 4 Burbant Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. 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..

  • 5 Ath's Folklore and History Museum

    Museums and art

    R. du Bouchain 16, accès par l'Esplanade B - 7800 Ath

    This museum includes Paleolithic, Bronze or Iron Age objects unearthed during local digs, as well as Medieval exhibits. Note the late-14C Entombment and a fine collection of chasubles. A room is devoted to the folklore of Ath and its famous Ducasse. ..

  • 6 Espace gallo-romain

    Museums and art

    R. de Nazareth 2 B - 7800 Ath

    This museum is housed in Ath's former art academy. Most of the exhibits are the result of digs carried out in 1975 at Pommeroeul, a village near the French border. Its highlights are a huge monoxylon from Roman times and a barge from the 3C BC. There..

  • 7 Stone Museum and Maffle Quarry Site

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    B - 7810 Maffle

    The former quarry closed in 1960 and has become a nature reserve overrun by vegetation and filled with water. However, it has retained traces of its industrial past, including lime kilns, a powder magazine, a crane or a winch. Opposite, the 19C forme..

  • 8 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 fir..

  • 9 St Martin's Church

    Religious buildings

    B - 7800 Ath

    The 16C St Martin's Church features an exterior oak Crucifixion with a huge figure of Christ flanked by two thieves, the Virgin Mary and St John. Inside, note a splendid 16C Entombment.

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