The five-steepled city with its UNESCO world heritage Notre-Dame cathedral and its belfry.
One of the oldest towns in Belgium. Crossed by the Scheldt.
Mons is a “culture-hub” city that gives pride of place to science, contemporary arts, folklore and beautiful stones.
2015 will follow the theme “Where technology meets culture”. It will bridge the gap between the city’s heritage and cultural past and its development in the field of digital arts and technology.
The most Francophile of Belgian cities, a cultural centre and the leading tourist town in Wallonia. “The Ardent City”, town of Simenon, is crossed by the Meuse.
Its highly prevalent folklore is maintained by a welcoming and warm people. Remarkable historical heritage, multiple museums, lively districts, vast pedestrian shopping area, numerous restaurants, etc. Must-sees: St. Paul cathedral, the Carré area, the Grand Curtius museum, the Walloon museum of life, the market square, etc.
Capital of Wallonia and gateway to the Belgian Ardennes. Located at the confluence of the Sambre and the Meuse.
Domination by a citadel with impressive fortifications. The historic heart is inhabited by beautiful eighteenth century residences. Pleasant pedestrian area for shopping, crafts and gastronomy.
The first metropolis in Wallonia, Charleroi relies on the redevelopment of its industrial sites, its cultural audacity and advanced technologies.
It is located in the centre of a large coal basin formerly known as the “Black Country”. The cradle of the Belgian comic strip and land of traditions which revives the so-called Napoleonic marches and processions.