Charleroi Travel guide
Charleroi : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Charleroi : Things to see and do
place 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..
place du Manège B - 6000 Charleroi
Part of the Sunday market is held on this huge square, lined by the Exhibition Hall from 1954 and Palais des Beaux-Arts (exhibitions, concerts and various performances).
Bd Defontaine 10 B - 6000 Charleroi
This National Glass Institute museum (easily recognisable by its reddish tinted-glass windows) presents the history of glassmaking techniques and art from Antiquity to the present day. A room on the ground floor houses the Charleroi Archaeological M..
Boulevard Mayence 1A B - 6000 Charleroi
Sleek and modern, this Charleroi hotel is located in the heart of the city in Charleroi, Belgium and offers all the right amenities for business travelers. The BEST WESTERN Leonardo Charleroi is situated in Charleroi, the 1opean capital of the comic ..
12 Quai de Flandre B - 6000 CHARLEROI
"The Ibis Charleroi Gare hotel is located in the heart of the city, the comic strip capital of Europe. It is opposite the Gare du Sud train station and is easily accessible by all forms of transport. The hotel has a distinctive Parisian-style wh..
96, Boulevard Tirou B - 6000 Charleroi
The Leonardo Hotel Charleroi-City is situated in the heart of Charleroi's commercial and cultural activity, with transport links to Brussels nearby. The hotel offers you a base from which to explore both Brussels and the town of Charleroi. It is mi..
r. Puissant 10 B - 6000 Charleroi
Family house with a flowery dining room on two floors. Classic traditional cuisine. Wine flasks and "topettes" from the cellar.
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"!