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Binche Travel guide
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Binche is a quiet, attractive town, nestling in the heart of Hainaut, with ramparts (12C to 14C) whose curtain walls are flanked by 27 towers. In 1554, the town was ransacked by the troops of the King of France Henri II, fighting Charles V. It thrives on local trade, crafts linked to the production of carnival costumes and the clothing industry. It is mainly famous for its carnival.
Tourist attractions Binche : Things to see and do
r. St-Moustier 10
This museum, enabling to tour the world's carnivals, is housed in a former 18C Augustine school. The mask collection includes exhibits from Oceania, the Amazon, North America (Indians), Africa, Asia (theatre masks), Latin America... Another section c..
Running for 2 100m, the perimeter walls (12C-14C) today retain 25 towers. Recently restored, this is one of Belgium's best examples of military architecture. Starting at St George's tower, turn right to follow the ramparts around the south of the tow..
The Grand-Place is overlooked by the Gothic Town Hall, altered by Mons sculptor and architect J. Du Broeucq in the 16C. Its onion-domed belfry was added later.
r. Lustre 39 B - 4472 Binche
You won't regret having ventured as far as this rustic farmstead in the heart of the countryside. Lovers of creative, generous French cuisine will head for the restaurant, while those who favour tradition can take a seat in the brasserie. Whatever th..
av. Wanderpepen 44 B - 7130 Binche
A colourful modern interior in which Arnaud Molle lets his creativity run riot in a light, tasty cuisine made with fine produce. He is not averse to experimenting and regularly changes the menu.