This walking tour reveals the multi-faceted nature typical of a former coal mining and glassmaking town.
The first port of call is rue de Mons to follow in the footsteps of the miners until you reach the remains of Saint-Quentin colliery.
Next stop is Heigne Chapel, which still echoes to the sound of the Madeleine Procession pilgrims passing by.
You enter Heigne Forest to exit near the gates of the magnificent Bivort Park.
The route becomes more diversified as you cross the old Saint-Louis slag heap.
You then follow the RAVel network of greenways, where coal-laden trains once travelled.
The pleasant towpath along the Charleroi-Brussels Canal leads you back to the starting point via the émouvante pierre, a stone commemorating the workers' struggles of March 1886.
Length of route 5.8km
Walk duration 2h15
Difficulty : Medium