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Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges
"Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bruges at 9am. You will then head towards Messines where you will stand near the Memorial to the New Zealand Corps on the slope of the little town. You will go to the Visitor Center on Mess under the church of Messines where Hitler was during his service in WW1. Near the church is a memorial to Samuel Frickelton who won the Victoria Cross during the battle after taking 2 machine gun positions. From there we are driving towards one of the 19 mine craters the ""Pool Of Peace"" crater.Time for lunch an omelet a sandwich or soup with a drink are included in the tour.You will now going to Nine Elms Cemetery near Poperinge the place where David Gallaher is buried
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Bruges
"We will leave your accommodation in Bruges at 9am driving towards Vimy to visit the Grange subways and tunnels where the Canadian Divisions stood just before the assault in April 1917. You will march in the trenches in the footsteps of these heroes. I visiting Tyne Cot Military Cemetery and Memorial the largest CWGC's cemetery in Europe. The walls are bearing 35 000 names of soldiers who have no known grave the cemetery contains 12 000 graves 8 400 are unknown. From there we drive to Passendale Crest Farm Memorial the Brooding Soldier in Sint Juliaan where the German's used for the first time gas. from there going to Langemark to see the ""Studenten Friedhof"" the resting place of more than 44 000 German soldiers.Before arriving in Ypres you will stand at Esse
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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Battle of Waterloo Tour
"Depart your Brussels hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle for your 8-hour tour. If there’s anything you want to see more of let your guide know: your tour is private so the itinerary can be tailored to your interests.The morning is spent in Brussels with the first stop being at the Grand Place Brussels' magnificent medieval main square. Stroll by the baroque and Gothic buildings as you hear about their history and walk to the Statue of the Peeing Boy (Manneken Pis) to learn why this quirky monument of a urinating boy was placed here in the mid-1600s.Drive to the Laeken district
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More Off The Beaten Path in Charleroi

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Rampart Chapel

A long story to a small chapel - if you know french you may read it in Le Cercle Medieval. It was closed when we passed there.
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Justice Palace

My map of Charleroi indicated close to the Justice Palace, as highlight, two famous lions - Tutur and Totor. I spent some time around the palace, searching for them, and... couldn't find anything....
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Fine Arts Palace

Don't be mislead by the name, and the statue in front of it - "Beaux Arts Palace", in the same name's place, is no more than a concert hall. This seems to be a rare situation, where the place gave...
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Magritte in Chatelet

"Ceci n'est pas une pipe"That's what he reckons, monsieur Magritte. Rene Magritte is a Charleroi lad, having grown up and gone to school here in the industrial Pays Noir. Born in 1898, the surrealist...
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Exotic animals

Over the Sambre, past the train station and into Marcinelle there is a really cool petshop called Paulus. It has the most incredible array of strange animals I've ever seen! Tarantulas, wierd snakes,...
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Maison Dorée

One of the most remarkable palaces in Charleroi is this Art Nouveau house, built in 1899. Initially belonging to a glass industrial, it houses today the press association.
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Open Air market

There is an open air market on tuesdays that is on Place Albert 1st. There is also a big open air market on sundays.
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Visite The Brasserie...

Visite The Brasserie L'Union.7 rue Derbèque6040 Jumet Charleroi.Tel:071.34.02.22.Fax:071.34.02.34.
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Top Hotels in Charleroi

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33 Avenue Jean Mermoz, Fleurus, 6220, Belgium
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Rue Santos Dumont 39, Gosselies, 6041, Belgium
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206 Chausse De Gilly, Charleroi, 6043, Belgium
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Quai de Flandre, 12, Charleroi, Hainaut, 6000, Belgium
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96 Boulevard Joseph Tirou, Formerly Socatel, Charleroi, B 6000, Belgium
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Boulevard P. Mayence 1a , Charleroi, 6000, Belgium
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Things to Do Near Charleroi

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The BoatLift

We were in the area out of the season, the boat lift weren't operational the massive lift is visible from afar, we drove closer underneath what unbelievable place The boat lift is full of discoveries...
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European Union Parliament

Visiting the European Parliament was a must for me. By a convenient quirk of history Brussels became the Capital of Europe providing a home for the European Union. It is here you will find the...
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The Hôtel Max Hallet

Hôtel Hallet fits into the late Art Nouveau works of Victor Horta. Facing east, this private home was built between 1903 and 1905 for the lawyer Max Hallet, who had it built to receive his friends and...
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Royal Museum of Central Africa - CLOSED

You should really visit the Belgium's Royal Museum for Central Africa. It contains one of the world best collections of ethnographic objects from Central Africa.The majority of these artefacts were...
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Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

Visit Laeken Royal Greenhouses for its tropical species (orchids, palmtrees, fern species... ) and also superb azaleas... Laeken Greenhouses are also worth the glance regarding architecture. Glass...
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Hallepoort - Porte de Hal

The last remaining of the cities medieval towers. This one built in 1381 served as a prison until 1847 when it was converted to the Royal Museum for art and history, today its a museum featuring the...
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Top 5 Charleroi Writers

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Mahieu

"Le Pays Noir"
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solopes

"Dance and Charleroi"
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GrumpyL5

"Charleroi Airport to Brussels"
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shavy

"The cheapest gateway to see Belgium"
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rickyvilla81

"Charleroi! That toddlin' town..."
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