Experience a city getaway joined by your favourite comic heroes.
Welcome to Charleroi, the city where, as soon as you’ve arrived, you'll hear a “Bisous, m'Chou”! Did you know that Charleroi is the city with the most art nouveau buildings in Wallonia? The home of Dupuis publishers, Charleroi is also none other than the birth city of Journal Spirou and its legendary heroes: Gaston Lagaffe (Gomer Goof), Lucky Luke, the Smurfs, Marsupilami or also Billy & Buddy. Discover carolotitude. A cultural scene that puts the biggest capitals in the shade, no problem! Explore the Museum of Photography, the biggest in Europe. Meet at BPS22, the Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut. But, above all, don’t miss meeting the Carolos. Welcoming, warm and with a great sense of camaraderie, they embody all that makes up the charm of Wallonia’s biggest city. Charleroi is a city moulded by its past and resolutely turned to the future. The splendour of its architecture testifies to the era when it was one of the world’s richest cities! The industrial era indelibly marked the Charleroi landscape. A kilometres-long interlacing of rusty pipes emerges from the slag heaps, leading to the factories. Veritable cities within the city. Explore industrialisation down to its last traces. Let Charleroi astonish you.