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==See==
 
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[[Image:100 2147.JPG|thumb|150px|les ascenseurs hydrauliques]]
 
[[Image:100 2147.JPG|thumb|150px|les ascenseurs hydrauliques]]
La Louvière is reknowed as being an industrial city with little to attract tourists. See [http://www.parcdescanauxetchateaux.be Tourist Information] website for more details (French and Dutch only)
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La Louvière is an industrial city with little to attract tourists. However one aspect of this industrial heritage is particularly interesting, the Hydraulic Boat Lifts along the Canal du Centre are regarded as one of the finest industrial acheivements in Europe and as such have been placed on the [[UNESCO World Heritage List]]. The four lifts are along the canal between La Louvière and [[Mons]] they are well signposted from the main road as ''les ascenseurs hydrauliques''. '''Les Cantine des Italiens''' near lift 1 has a small museum and offers boat trips along the canal. The pump house at lift 3 has a small exhibition and welcome center.
  
However one aspect of this industrial heritage is particularly interesting, the Hydrolic Boat Lifts along the Canal du Centre are regarded as one of the finest industrial acheivements in Europe and as such have been placed on the [[UNESCO World Heritage List]]. The four lifts are along the canal between La Louvière and [[Mons]] they are well signposted from the main road as ''les ascenseurs hydrauliques''. Les Cantine des Italiens near lift 1 has a small museum and offers boat trips along the canal. The pump house at lift 3 has a small exhibition and welcome center.
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Guided tours in French, Dutch, and English. Advance booking is necessary.
  
Guided tours in FR, NL, EN. Advance booking necessary.
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*'''Italian Canteen''', E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow the signs "Ascenseur n°1 Cantine des Italiens"  
 
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*'''For Bracquegnies''', E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow the signs "Ascenseur n°3 Salle des Machines".
For the Italian Canteen: E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow the signs "Ascenseur n°1 Cantine des Italiens" - For Bracquegnies: E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow the signs "Ascenseur n°3 Salle des Machines".
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Reservation and information: "Voies d'Eau du Hainaut", Rue des Clercs 31, 7000 Mons - tel: 065/36 04 64 - fax: 065/33 57 32.
 
Reservation and information: "Voies d'Eau du Hainaut", Rue des Clercs 31, 7000 Mons - tel: 065/36 04 64 - fax: 065/33 57 32.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
There are several possibilities to hire boast to travel along the canal
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There are several possibilities to hire boats to travel along the canal.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==

Revision as of 17:03, 28 November 2007

Le Canal du Centre

La Louvière is a city in Wallonia, Belgium.

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Get in

Trains run to La Louvière from many destinations, it is approximately 30 minutes from Brussels

La Louvière is easily accessible by car, situated just off the E19 Road.

The nearest airports are in Brussels and Charleroi.

Get around

La Louvière has a local bus service

See

les ascenseurs hydrauliques

La Louvière is an industrial city with little to attract tourists. However one aspect of this industrial heritage is particularly interesting, the Hydraulic Boat Lifts along the Canal du Centre are regarded as one of the finest industrial acheivements in Europe and as such have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The four lifts are along the canal between La Louvière and Mons they are well signposted from the main road as les ascenseurs hydrauliques. Les Cantine des Italiens near lift 1 has a small museum and offers boat trips along the canal. The pump house at lift 3 has a small exhibition and welcome center.

Guided tours in French, Dutch, and English. Advance booking is necessary.

  • Italian Canteen, E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow the signs "Ascenseur n°1 Cantine des Italiens"
  • For Bracquegnies, E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow the signs "Ascenseur n°3 Salle des Machines".

Reservation and information: "Voies d'Eau du Hainaut", Rue des Clercs 31, 7000 Mons - tel: 065/36 04 64 - fax: 065/33 57 32.

Do

There are several possibilities to hire boats to travel along the canal.

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