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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wallonia


  • The 4 hydraulic boat lifts of the Canal du Centre and their site bear witness to Wallonia's industrial history. Dating back to the 19th century and remarkably well preserved, they are the only hydraulic boat lifts that remain functional and in their original state. (La Louvière; Le Roeulx)


  • The Tournai Cathedral is a 12th century construction and is an unmissable example of romanesque and gothic religious art. (Tournai)




  • Wallonia's 7 belfries, situated in 7 different historic waloon towns constitute the architectural symbols of the civil conquests which took place between the 11th and 17th centuries. (Binche, Charleroi, Mons, Namur, Thuin, Tournai, Gembloux)



  • The Binche carnival is a tradition from the 16th century. The Gilles and other characters throw oranges as they march through the streets of Binche. (Binche)


  • Belgium's processional Giants and Dragons are classed listed immaterial world heritages. Wallonia is represented by the ducasse of Ath and the Dragon of Mons. (Ath, Mons)



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