* * PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE AUTOCARS L'ELAN * *I booked a bus ticket to leave from Maastricht (NL) Trainstation at 02:10a.m.to Charleroi Airport and these are the facts;1 - The van without any logo (and not an expected BUS) came just at 03:30am;2 - The van did not stop in the expected spot as shown in your ticket;3 - The van did...more
206 Chausse De Gilly, Charleroi, 6043, Belgium
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Town Hall, located in Grand Place, started to be was constructed in 1458. It shows a Gothic style, similar to the Collegiate Church of Saint Waudru. There are very interesting details inside, but the visit are only for groups and by previous request. This must be done writing to the Tourist Office (Grand-Place 22 - 7000 Mons or...more
Rue Des Arbalestriers 112, Mons, Hainaut, B-7000, Belgium
Good for: Solo
Just the place one would imagine meeting friends for a drink after shopping, a hard day of work or even after a tour of the city's center. We sat at a table along one wall of the restaurant near the big windows overlooking the Grand Place. The spiral staircase was just along side. Stairs in Belgium seemed to be a bit different than most in the USA....more
Time for a break, and where best to go, but the Town Square.Here we found many empty Cafes and Restaurants, and all of them had plenty of outdoor seating, so we chose a table, ordered, and were served quickly.This is a wonderful area for people watching, and for viewing the architecture of the surrounding building's. Most of the facades were...more
If I had to chose a hotel in Tournai and could afford it, I would probably stay in "Hotel...more
This is a locals pub dating from 1911. It even features one of the few surviving Tournai table games, Jeu de fer. You could pass by this place easily since the street seemed so dark. Sort of the darker counterpart to the Tip Top (which is more frilly and inviting).Rue St. Martin 89more
Let me start with telling you that wherever I come where are CAVES, I shall visit them......I adore visiting caves.......These wonderful caves are called: THE CAVES OF 1001 NIGHT and are situated in HOTTON, in the Belgium ARDENNES.Some PRO'S: perfectly accessibleample parking place free of chargethe guides are the best you can imagine, they tell...more
LE CHâREAU D'ANNEVOIE....Ahhhh, here are some wonderful gardens and my love for trees got me there.......and made me enjoy the atmosphere, forget my troubles for some time and relax....These Gardens of Annevoie are well-known for their great beauty, their great aesthetic, historic and cultural value.They are listed as an important feature of the...more
Here is another great place in ARDENNES (Belgium) to go ....... to have a nice day.....Once this was the largest CASTLE OF THE "FAMENNE"......now it is an important & historic & archaeological site.....The ruins can be easily reachedthere is a lovely Archaeological Museum with findings....Wonderful views, guided tours, great walking-tours...more
Every day you have the choice between an italian and a wallon dish.Italian dishes as lasagne, vitello alla fiorentina con penne, infornato di maiale, dalmone affumicato e spaghetti, osso bucco di tachino alle Milanese, Saltimbocca alla romana and Bracioletta con tagliatelle verdiWallon dishes as Entrecôte sauce moutarde cuisse de poulet au miel et...more
This unique construction makes it possible to compensate for a difference of 73 meters in level and replaces the four hydraulic lifts (Unesco World Heritage Monuments) and two locks of the famous historic Centre Canal.The canal now provides a direct link between the busy inland waterways of the basins of the Escaut/Schelde and the Maas/Meuse,...more
By car :Directions: To reach Bracquegnies : E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow direction "Ascenseur n° 3 salle des machines"Phone: + 32 (0)64 84 78 31Website: email firstname.lastname@example.orgFax + 32 (0) 64 28 11 01By trainhttp://www.b-rail.be/rnvn/F/excursions/bike/bex343.htmlBy...more
The Castle of Beloeil and its garden is a perfect location for classic music performancesI had the occassion to participate a piano concert of Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort in the Castle itself.Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort successfully participated in many national and international competitions. He is a highlight of belgian players featuring and playing...more
Inside the museum you'll find collections of Egypt, Greece, antique Rome, china of Tournai, etc.
Opening hours : every day, except non-working mondays, from 10 a.m. until 18 p.m.
no entrance fee (except for the temporary exhibitions)
Cafetaria and restaurant
This is a restaurant chain that is based on what Europeans imagine an American grill would be... but since its in Belgium you can forget the free water and the coffee re-loads though!LOLOn arrival it semed that you should wait to be seated as this was the indication...however we soon got bored and set off in search of our own table...which was...more
ChaussÃ?Â©e De Courcelles 115, Gosselies, Gosselie
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
If you can, get possession of a bicycle and try out the fabulous cycle tracks along the canal. The one we used was concrete and therefore very smooth and comfortable. Of course here in Belgium, hills are rare, so the effort is not too hard to cycle.
We went 10km to a nearby town and stopped there for a coffee before eventually returning to Ath. I really enjoyed this activity.
Some places mean nothing, until you read their history, and the hard work done to keep them. This castle is a good example - just read what I collected in its page:
"Trazegnies was a powerful and independent seigniory located at the borders of the Duchy of Brabant, County of Hainaut and Principality of Liege. Trazegnies was also the birthplace of one of the most famous Families of Europe : several lords of Trazegnies took part in crusades.One of them became High Constable of France under the reign of Louis IX, another one married by proxy of Emperor Charles Quint, princess Isabelle of Portugal.
Jean III became Knight of the Golden Fleece and some of them were granted high functions by the governors of the Netherlands.
The Family of Trazegnies possessed a castel which was worthy of the name. There are only Roman vaults left from the fortress built by Gilles the first, they are a rare testimony from the XIth century.
The fortified Castle was destroyed and burnt in 1554 by the troops of the King of France Henry II. The castle was rebuilt at the end of the XVIth century but the lower part of the small entry castle is a remmant from the XIIIth century. In the beginning of the XVIIth century Gillion-Othon of Trazegnies (picture) had a splendid main building erected which is the jewel of the present castle and a single example in Belgium of the Louis XIII style architecture.
When the last marquis Alexandre died, his niece inherited the property which later was bought by a company of coal-scuttle which parcelled out it before selling it to private individuals who,left it finally to the State in 1913 .
In 1926 , the castle, given up, fell in ruins and one spoke to shave it after having photographed it. Then, at the instigation of the architect Marcel Simon, the Society of "The Friend of the Trazegnies castle" was created. Its aim was the restoration, the preservation, the upkeep and the developing of the monument and its park.
You may read more in Chateau de Trazegnies
I've made a visit guide by Claude of the "Ploegsteert Sector Battlefield Experience" we spent a half day in and around Plugstreet Wood ant the afternoon in Armentières Fromelles anf Loos.Very nice day, nice weather, a good guide, and at least a few good beers in l'Auberge that night.more
Run by Nelly & Claude, teh auberge situated opposite Ploegsteert Memorial is the place to be if you need a tip on WW1 around there.The restaurant is known by many locals and visitors for Claude's fine cooking.A sandwich or a large menu, you are always welcome, and try that Chouffe beer, it is worth a visit. Eel in cream or Green sauce.they are...more
Well, we didn't stay exactly in Europe hotel but in Akena. The difference? 14€ per night. Both...more
Yes, indeed - we ate twice in this restaurant, and... it was our only eating experience in La Louvière. Why?Because it was handy when we needed a quick lunch, because it was good and the only one open in the mall when we needed a late dinner, and because all the other meals happened out of town.No complaints - the pizza and tagliatelle were...more