Charleroi is currently enjoying a well-deserved makeover. An unprecedented renovation project aims to repair the urban fabric badly hit by industrial crisis, tackling first the Ville Basse (Lower Town) and banks of the Sambre, then the Ville Haute (Upper Town). A new urban face is emerging, more convivial and optimistic. Charleroi and the surrounding "Pays Noir" region are not short of charms for anyone who takes the time to uncover its unexpected beauty.
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