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Hainaut

Pairi Daiza

Pairi Daiza: More than a zoo

Pairi Daiza is a zoo that is so much more than a zoo. It’s a journey around the world.

The Lakes of Saint-Denis near Mons

A 9 km circular walk around the Lakes of Saint-Denis and surrounding countryside features a ruined abbey, a vineyard, and lots of ducks!

cycling around Hainaut

Cycling around Hainaut Province

Take the train to Mons, hire a bike, and spend the day cycling around Hainaut province. Here’s a route, including visits to a brewery and a museum.

Blanc Moulin Ostiches

Three walks in Hainaut Province

Select one or more of these three walks in Hainaut Province for a half- or full-day of hiking pleasure in lovely countryside.

Walking in Picardy Wallonia, Belgium

Hiking in Picardy Wallonia

Some hiking ideas in Picardy Wallonia, included a child-friendly walk from the village of Ellezelles

Virelles

Walking around Virelles

A 30 km walk starting from Virelles near Chimay, heading up to the village of Lompret, going into Bois Robert, and circling the Lake of Virelles.

The Sloping Lock of Ronquières)

The Sloping Lock of Ronquières

The Sloping Lock of Ronquières has to be seen to be believed. And you can take a boat trip on this incredible piece of Belgian engineering

the hills nearby Silly, Belgium

Great website for Silly Walks

If you want to explore the Le Tournaisis region of Belgium, this website is a good starting point. The whole area is worth exploring. It contains two natural parks, quaint villages, rural museums, chateaux, and a comprehensive network of country walks.

Where to go in Belgium?

An easy map to see all the places mentioned on Discovering Belgium

Belgian draft horse and foal

The Belgian draft horse

The Belgian draft horse is a spectacular animal. We look at its history, evolution, and current usage in Belgium and America.

Discovering Belgium

The inclined plane at Ronquieres

The amazing Sloping Lock of Ronquières (also called the Inclined Plane of Ronquières has to be seen to be believed.