An introduction to five castles in Hainaut Province, to briefly visit in one day, or over multiple days for more in-depth visits.
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.
Select one or more of these three walks in Hainaut Province for a half- or full-day of hiking pleasure in lovely countryside.
Some hiking ideas in Picardy Wallonia, included a child-friendly walk from the village of Ellezelles
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 has to be seen to be believed. And you can take a boat trip on this incredible piece of Belgian engineering
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.
Situated between Brussels and Lille, Picardy Wallonia offers some great hiking and cycling opportunities. Here’s a walk around Frasnes-lez-Anvaing. Picardy Wallonia is the beautiful area of countryside you can see from the high-speed train as it shoots between Brussels and Lille. It includes the towns of Tournai, Ath […]
An easy map to see all the places mentioned on Discovering Belgium
The Belgian draft horse is a spectacular animal. We look at its history, evolution, and current usage in Belgium and America.
This article focuses on the Belgian Draft Horse Museum. If you would like to know more about the history of Belgian draft horses, follow this link to my article on the Rise and Fall of the Belgian Draft Horse. If you are interested in horses, and particularly huge […]
The RÃ©seau Autonome de Voies Lentes (RAVeL), or as its website quaintly translates it, the Autonomous Network of Slow Ways, was established in 1995. This network of old canal embankments and disused railway tracks winds through much of Wallonia. Currently, it extends to over 1000 km of pathways. […]