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Visit : Water Attractions, Industrial Heritage

4 soleilsRonquières Inclined Plane

Ronquières Inclined Plane
© Service Com - S. Faiella
  • Address:

    Route Baccara 1W

  • MAPS: Google Maps
  • Opening Dates
    • from Friday 1 April 2016 to Monday 31 October 2016

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      Destination Qualité Wallonie
    Ronquières Inclined Plane
    © WBT - S. Wittenbol
    Ronquières Inclined Plane
    © Service Com - S. Faiella
    Ronquières Inclined Plane
    © WBT - Bruno D'Alimonte

    Visit Ronquières Inclined Plane, a remarkable feat of engineering from the 1960s at the heart of the Hainaut Province.

    "A boat, a life", animated tour

    With the help of infra-red headphones, follow the barge in its daily life (three-dimensional scenes, modern audiovisual techniques, giant wall-screens, automata, etc.). See the barges enter and leave the locks. Watch a film explaining the inclined plane.

    From the top of the tower, enjoy an exceptional panoramic view, with an audio-guide about the "Petites Ardennes" region. Take a relaxing and unforgettable trip to the big lock at Ittre on a comfortable riverboat...

    On Sunday, cross the inclined plane in a boat and discover this fabulous site thanks to its Visitor Centre with panoramic elevators and a glass bridge overlooking the site...

    Panorama and animated tour

    Last tour at 5pm.
    Duration: approximately 2 hours.

    Boat trip

    From May to September.
    Duration: +/- 1 hour.
    Access problems for disabled people.
    Last tickets for the combined visit (tour + boat) are sold at 3pm.

    Journey towards Ittre: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Boarding downstream of the inclined plain at 12pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
    Inclined plane crossings only on Sundays: departures from upstream (ascent): 12pm and 4pm - from downstream (descent): 2pm and 5pm.

    Return to the pier: 25 minutes walk along a tarmac road with educational signs or by mini tourist train.

    Useful information

    Languages: French, Dutch, German and English.
    Groups (min. 20 people): booking obligatory at least 15 days before the visit.
    Individuals or families: Plan incliné de Ronquières Route Baccara 1 w, 7090 Ronquières (see e-mail).
    Group bookings (min. 20 people) : ASBL Voies d'Eau du Hainaut (see e-mail).

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    • tel. : +32 (0) 78 05 90 59
    • fax : +32 (0) 65 39 71 80
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