Charleroi
Charleroi

Charleroi

Welcome to Charleroi, a Walloon city near the French border.

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Low-cost scheduled flights

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CHARLEROI-BRUXELLES SUD

From 19/08/2019 to 25/08/2019

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5 good reasons to go

Captivating historic heritage
Captivating historic heritage
Though it is a little-known destination, Charleroi has many attractive features. The city is perfect for the curious traveller. The Town Hall and its belfry, the Passage de la Bourse, the Golden House and former Post Office are must-sees for their Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture.
Limitless art
Limitless art
Art and culture are of course not limited to monuments. Charleroi has several museums to visit, including the Museum of Photography, the Glass Museum, and the Art Museum. Yet the artists’ imagination goes beyond the city’s mere walls. Street art works can be spotted throughout the city. Up to you to find them!
Discover the birthplace of comic books
Discover the birthplace of comic books
Brussels is the capital of comic books, but Charleroi is their cradle. This is where the Marcinelle School comic style was created, as well as the Dupuis publishing house that started Spirou, Boule & Bill and many other comics. Statues of the characters and metro station names (Parc, Janson) pay tribute to this form of art.
Festivities all year round
Festivities all year round
With its jam-packed calendar of events, Charleroi attracts hordes of visitors. The dock-side flea market, Kino Carolo festival, Walloon festivals, Musica Mundi Festival and Mosan summer festival bring joy to the Belgian city. Take part in these happy events thanks to your plane ticket to Charleroi.
A walk through the city’s parks
A walk through the city’s parks
To get some fresh air, make a stop in one of the city’s lovely parks or gardens. The Reine Astrid park is the most acclaimed, with its exotic trees and sculptures. Events are organised there, such as Quartier d’été. The Jacques Depelsenaire, La Serna and Bivort parks are also worth a visit.

To see / do

Culture and history

The BPS22 museum

The BPS22 museum

BPS22 is the Art Museum for the province of Hainaut, set in a lovely neo-classical building. The works exhibited pose societal questions, art thus serving as a messenger. In the search for interdisciplinarity, artists create surprising and sometimes disturbing works.

An area filled with resources

An area filled with resources

Anchored in Charleroi’s industrial heritage, the Bois du Cazier was a mining site that suffered a terrible accident in 1956. A memorial honours the miners who died that day. Two museums highlight Walloon know-how: the Industry and Glass museums. Fun visits and festive events are organised at the Bois du Cazier site.

A cliché-free museum

Photography enthusiasts should quickly board a direct flight from Bordeaux and head straight to the Photography museum! It is the largest of its kind in Europe. Permanent and temporary exhibitions are displayed in this former monastery. The contemporary art centre is a must-see in Charleroi.

Outings

Rockerill, a revamped factory

Rockerill, a revamped factory

Rockerill is an amazing place which should not be missed when visiting Charleroi. This former factory was renovated in a way which would allow art, artists and the public to mingle. A mix between a bar, concert hall and exhibition hall, Rockerill organises unique events in an astonishing setting. 
 

On a roll at La Quille

Do not judge the façade of this dishevelled yet charming little pub, open its doors and step inside. Set up in an old bowling alley, the bar-restaurant has kept several decorative items such as the balls. Whether you go to enjoy a drink at the bar or sit down to discover the regional delicacies, the staff there will recommend the very best.

Gastronomy

Black pudding all around

Black pudding all around

It is said that one of Charleroi’s culinary specialities is Dupin black pudding.It differs from normal black pudding because it has cream and spices added to it. This tasty sausage is served with apple sauce or mashed potatoes..

Hatchisse, Charleroi’s famous stew

In southern Belgium, and mostly in Charleroi, hatchisse is a favourite. Pork offal is cut up and cooked in lard, to which prunes, herbs and spices are added. This sweet-and-sour stew is a main course to be enjoyed in the winter.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h30

Time difference

0h

Currency

Euro

Distance

725 km

Average temperature

Spring

14°C (max 20°C)

Summer

17°C (max 23°C)

Autumn

9°C (max 15°C)

Winter

4°C (max 11°C)

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