Things to see and do - Charleroi
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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
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..
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 ..
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, ..
Rue du Grand Central 75 B - 6000 Charleroi
12 Quai de Flandre B - 6000 CHARLEROI
Rue du Rosaire 10 B - 6041 Charleroi
Located in Charleroi within an 8-minute drive from Brussels South Charleroi Airport, the Class'eco Charleroi hotel features free wireless internet throughout the property, free parking facilities and a 24-hour front desk. The functional rooms at the..
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.
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.
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"!
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..
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..
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 ..