Les carrières de Lessines
The starting point of your walking tour is the impressive site of the Hospital Our Lady with the Rose, which is now on the Major Heritage in Wallonia list. The hospital was established in the 13th Century, and it has witnessed eight centuries of medicine and history. It was in this hospital that many quarry workers were treated in the 19th Century. This is because Lessines used to be an area in which many quarries operated. Lessines' quarries, quays for loading rock and workers' houses remain from the town's industrial past.