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Charleroi, the city with two faces

Charleroi is an alliance between industry and nature. When one thinks of Charleroi, one often has in mind the images of heavy industry, factories, workers' houses. It is one aspect of the city but it is not the only one! Charleroi also has plenty of nature and the countryside. Nicknamed the Black Country, the city is the birthplace of the comic and alternative culture.

Discover the city from another angle, explore the 15 municipalities of the city, and Charleroi will reveal its history. The city is home to four UNESCO monuments: the belfry, its carillon, the Bois du Cazier and the Marches de l'Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse.

Enjoy the Street Art circuit which boasts ten urban works. Visit the Museum of Photography which offers temporary exhibitions.

Finish your stay by tasting the Blanche de Charleroi, a fruity and refreshing white beer that is the pride of the city and immortalise your visit by taking a selfie in one of the unique corners of the city.

Get your fill of theatre, dance or music, the city offers a calendar of regular events. Urban festivals, street entertainment, shows - take the time to check out one of the many events offered by the city such as the Carnival or the Quartier d’Eté festival which can be experienced alone, with family or with friends.

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