Beaumont The Essential
The small, old hillside town of Beaumont lies at a crossroads commanding the entrance to the "Hainaut boot". According to legend, three tramps from Auvergne were hanged here in 1549, after having forced a rider to carry their bags, who turned out to be Charles V on a visit to the Low Countries. Beaumont boasts delicious macaroons, made from a recipe left by one of Napoleon's chefs when the Emperor stayed here on his way to Waterloo, in June 1815.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Beaumont
Salamander Tower
Salamander Tower
This restored hillside tower was once
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