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Charleroi
Charleroi The Essential
Busy streets and the cheerful demeanour of its inhabitants distinguish the interesting city of Charleroi, capital of Belgium's Black Country and a powerhouse of the nation's economy. There are two main districts: the Upper Town (around the town hall with its distinctive belfry) and, to the south, the more commercial Lower Town, on a former islet in the River Sambre. Charleroi is the birthplace of the comic magazine Spirou.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Charleroi
Photography Museum of Mont-sur-Marchienne
Photography Museum of Mont-sur-Marchienne
The Musée de la Photographie is housed
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Town Hall
Town Hall
The Town Hall and its 70m-high belfry,
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Le Bois du Cazier
Le Bois du Cazier
On the site of the former Bois de Cazier
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Place du Manège
Place du Manège
Part of the Sunday market is held on
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