As the largest city in Wallonia with more than 200,000 inhabitants, Charleroi is located in the heart of an urban area where half a million people live. Its urban centre is blessed with an outstanding architectural heritage and is surrounded by nature reserves. Charleroi is also known as the "new Berlin" because of its cultural institutions, theatres and museums. This unmistakably atypical and offbeat city has grown into a trendy destination offering a wide range of activities
You can do some shopping there, not only in the impressive 'Rive Gauche' shopping centre, but also in the surrounding streets with their trendy boutiques and original shops. Not forgetting the tourist trails leading you to the city's hidden treasures: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Street Art, 350 years of Charleroi and much more...
Brochures are available free of charge at the Charleroi Region Tourist Centre.