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Busy streets and the cheerful demeanour of its inhabitants distinguish the interesting city of Charleroi, capital of Belgium’s Black Country and a powerhouse of the nation’s economy. There are two main districts: the Upper Town (around the town hall with its distinctive belfry) and, to the south, the more commercial Lower Town, on a former islet in the River Sambre. Charleroi is the birthplace of the comic magazine Spirou.

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Tourist attractions Charleroi : Things to see and do

  • Le Bois du Cazier Interesting

    r. du Cazier 80 B - 6001 Marcinelle

    On the site of the former Bois de Cazier colliery, the 8 August 1956 memorial commemorates one of Belgium's greatest mining disasters in which 262 miners died in a fire in the St-Charles mine. The museum of industry recalls Wallonia's rich industrial..

  • Photography Museum Interesting

    r. Paul Pastur 11 B - 6032 Mont-sur-Marchienne

    The Musée de la Photographie is housed in a neo-Gothic former Carmelite convent. The history of photography is presented from its beginnings and through the various changes in equipment and photographic style. There are works by the world's greatest ..

  • Town Hall

    pl. Charles-1er B - 6000 Charleroi

    The Town Hall and its 70m-high belfry, designed by J. André and J. Cézar, were built in 1936. The Art Deco interior houses a Museum of Fine Arts with paintings by F.-J. Navez (born in Charleroi and student of David), C. Meunier, P. Paulus, Magritte, ..

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Hotels Charleroi

  • ibis Charleroi Centre Gare Three stars Three stars Three stars

    12 Quai de Flandre B - 6000 CHARLEROI

    Prix Prices from : 63 €

  • Hotel De La Basse Sambre Two stars Two stars

    Rue de la perséverance 19 B - 6061 Charleroi

    Prix Prices from : 39 €

    Hotel de la Basse Sambre is within 12 km of Brussels South Charleroi Airport and offers rooms with wooden furnishing and TV. Free WiFi is available in all areas and on-site private parking is possible free of charge. Each room has a telephone and a ..

  • Leonardo Hotel Charleroi City Center

    Boulevard Joseph Tirou 96 B - 6000 Charleroi

    Leonardo Hotel Charleroi City Center is set in the heart of Charleroi, an 8-minute walk from Charleroi South Train Station and 12 km from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. The Main Square in Charleroi is 600 metres away. This hotel includes an à-la-c..

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Restaurants Charleroi

  • Au Provençal Quite comfortable restaurant 

    r. Puissant d'Agimont 10 B - 6000 Charleroi

    Family house with a flowery dining room on two floors. Classic traditional cuisine. Wine flasks and "topettes" from the cellar.

  • 2 fenêtres Quite comfortable restaurant 

    r. Basslé 27 B - 6000 Charleroi

    Two windows: one of which overlooks Charleroi city centre, while the other faces Umbria, the homeland of Caterina. This small restaurant reflects the warm, straightforward personality of its chef. She particularly enjoys updating recipes handed down ..

  • Le Saint-Charles Quite comfortable restaurant 

    r. Cazier 80 B - 6001 Marcinelle

    Set on the mining site of Marcinelle, this former warehouse restored with natural materials provides many reminders of the region's coal mining heritage. It offers tasty, carefully prepared, up-to-date cuisine and subtle sauces. The wine list and set..

  • Piccolo Mondo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Grand'Rue 87 B - 6000 Charleroi

    The "Little World" (of Don Camillo?) treats fans of "cucina come a casa" at bistrot-style tables and chairs. Hey, Gino, it's "Cervi"!

  • Chez Duche Quite comfortable restaurant 

    av. de Waterloo 5 B - 6000 Charleroi

    French cuisine takes pride of place with Christophe Duchêne, affectionately nicknamed Duche. The fresh, flavoursome and generously served dishes do justice to traditional fare. These range from frog's legs to juicy steaks. The lunchtime menu is parti..

  • Les 3 P'tits Bouchons Comfortable restaurant 

    av. Paul Pastur 378 B - 6032 Mont-sur-Marchienne

    It is the story of a real affinity between Roland, who creates updated classic dishes, and Yoshide, who ensures the attentive service and excellent advice on wine pairings. They both contribute to the charm of this former manor house.

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