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The little town of Chimay lies at the foot of the "Hainaut boot", on the southern edge of the Rance forest. The bridge over the River Eau Blanche offers a fine view of its famous castle. Chimay also has memories of Froissart, author of well-known Chronicles in the 14C and Mme de Tallien, one of the most beautiful women of the 18C and 19C, best known for having encouraged Tallien to overthrow Robespierre.

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  • Château Interesting

    Grand-Place B - 6460 Chimay

    This Renaissance castle's bluish grey limestone façade lies at the end of a vast esplanade. It has belonged to the Camarans since 1804. The drawing room has portraits of François-Joseph de Camaran's third wife, Mme de Tallien. Her first son had the R..

  • Lake Interesting

    Aquascope de Virelles, r. du Lac 42 B - 6460 Virelles

    This 100-ha nature reserve, surrounded by woods, is Belgium's largest natural stretch of water. The popular leisure area provides restaurants, pedal-boat hire and a children's playground.

  • St Peter and St Paul Collegiate Church

    Grand-Place B - 6460 Chimay

    This 16C freestone church has retained a fine 13C chancel housing a recumbent figure of Charles de Cro (chamberlain and godfather to Charles V) and four plaques in memory of famous members of the De Chimay family. Note the fine 17C choir stalls and a..

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  • Le Grand Rêve - Villa Adélaïde

    Rue de Forges 10 B - 6460 Chimay

    Located in the natural surroundings of south-Hainaut, Le Grand Rêve offers rooms with free WiFi, a hot tub and private bathroom. Chimay centre is 300 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a flat-screen TV and some roo..

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