Visits and discoveries around Charleroi
The area around Charleroi is perfect for discoveries. Are you interested in culture, nature or fine food? Then follow the guide!
In Mont-sur-Marchienne, for example, why not visit the former 19th century neo-Gothic Carmelite monastery, now the Museum of Photography. Recently renovated, it traces the history of photography from its very beginnings, right up to today.
The Cistercian abbey of Aulne in Gozée, founded in 657, is also well worth a visit. Its ruins bring history to life!
To the south of Charleroi, in Marcinelle, the Bois du Cazier, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a fantastic opportunity to travel through time. It was here that, in 1956, 256 "gueules noires" ("black faces") lost their lives in a terrible mining disaster.
The Industry Museum is now on this site. In a centre entirely dedicated to 8 August 1956, the catastrophe is recounted hour by hour using videos, photos and eyewitness accounts.