At 50 km from Brussels
and 100 km from Lille
, in the province of Hainaut, Charleroi is the largest city in Wallonia
, and is Belgium
's third largest city.
To get to Charleroi you need to choose the ‘Any Belgian ticket'
option in the destination box and change
in Brussels Midi to take a Belgian domestic Intercity train.
Gateway to the Ardennes, Charleroi was once the capital of the Black Country, which specialised in the production of coal, steel and glass. Today the capital of the comic book is a cosmopolitan place, full of history and Art Nouveau treasures.
Classicism and Art Nouveau go well together, as you'll see on the façade of the Hotel de Ville and Belfry in Charleroi
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