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The small, old hillside town of Beaumont lies at a crossroads commanding the entrance to the "Hainaut boot". According to legend, three tramps from Auvergne were hanged here in 1549, after having forced a rider to carry their bags, who turned out to be Charles V on a visit to the Low Countries. Beaumont boasts delicious macaroons, made from a recipe left by one of Napoleon's chefs when the Emperor stayed here on his way to Waterloo, in June 1815.

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  • Salamander Tower

    Les Roquettes B - 6500 Beaumont

    This restored hillside tower was once part of the 12C fortifications and now houses a local history museum. Above one of the doors, note the crest of the local lords, the Cro family, along with their motto and neck chain of the Golden Fleece. The top..

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