Things to see and do - La Louvière
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The Centre's main town lies near the Canal du Centre. This industrial town reach its zenith in the 19C, thanks to coal mining. It played an active role in the Belgian Surrealist Movement, when the poet Achille Chavée founded the Groupe Surréaliste du Hainaut in 1939. Also, Haine-St-Pierre, one of La Louvière's localities, was the birthplace of the sculptor Pol Bury in 1922.
Tourist attractions La Louvière : Things to see and do
E19-42 B - 7110 Houdeng-Aimeries
This canal was built between 1882 and 1917 to link the Meuse basin to the Escaut basin, thus creating a direct waterway between Germany and France. The 90m height difference between the two basins was resolved by building four canal lifts and six loc..
pl. Communale 21 B - 7110 La Louvière
The former neo-Classical law courts now house a museum devoted to the artist Idel Ianchelevici (1909-1994). Ground-floor drawings and sculptures provide a fitting illustration of this Rumanian-born artist's work. The first floor hosts temporary exhib..
r. Tout-y-Faut B - 7110 Houdeng-Gœgnies
These huts were built to accommodate Italian coal miners in 1945. This is the starting point for boat trips to the hydraulic lifts on the Canal du Centre.
Hotels La Louvière
Rue Sylvain Guyaux 37 B - 7100 La Louvière
Situated in the centre of La Louvière, this design hotel provides modern guest rooms with a free Wi-Fi hotspot throughout the hotel. The Charleroi airport is 18 km away. Hôtel-Selfotel La Louve offers rooms and apartments. The apartments are fully-e..
Restaurants La Louvière
chaussée de Redemont 179 B - 7100 Haine-Saint-Pierre
They've been making delicious food here for three generations and it's not about to stop. Ugo Meli has given the family restaurant a new (and very trendy) lease of life. Witness these fresh creations: kohlrabi soup with rosemary foam and pesto scampi..
chaussée de Jolimont 124 B - 7100 Haine-Saint-Paul
Townhouse along the main urban crossing. Painted ceiling, paintings, trinkets and antique chairs in dining rooms. Moderately updated classic cuisine. Professional service.
av. Gambetta 63 B - 7100 La Louvière
The menu features modern French cuisine, which is rich in enthusiasm and sophistication. Seasonal produce takes pride of place on the inventive menu. A genuine culinary experience.
pl. Maugretout 5 B - 7100 La Louvière