The largest city in the region of Wallonia, Charleroi is often overlooked as a tourist destination.
It certainly does not have as much to offer as widely visited Brussels and Bruges but what it lacks in mass appeal, Charleroi makes up for with its character.
An industrial city with an interesting and honest history, Charleroi will intrigue anyone looking for more than just glitz and glamour in their travel destinations.
You will find plenty to keep you interested here for a week but any longer and you may well run out of ideas.
Here are some of our tips on the best things to do in Charleroi:
1. Jules Destree Museum
The Jules Destree building is home to a collection of documents and works of the city’s former Minister of Arts and Science.
The collection, which spans from the end of the 19th Century into the 20th Century, shows the cultural value of the man’s work and how it is still relevant in the modern day.
If you consider yourself a “culture vulture”; this is a must see.