Now boarding! Visiting Hainaut by boat, what a marvellous idea! Aboard your barge, get on the impressive works of art: the 4 century-old boat lifts on the Canal of the Historic Centre, the giant funicular Strépy-Thieu lift, the Ronquières inclined plane... The hundreds of kilometres of canals in Hainaut have unexpected surprises in store for you. Organise your river trip between Tournai, La Louvière, Ath, and Charleroi. Most of the towns edged by our canals allow a stop that’s ideal for exploring our heritage. VisitHainaut also offers you several partners for renting a barge and experiencing Hainaut as the water flows.