Belgium's green and pleasant province extends a hearty welcome to visitors, in both its towns and its verdant countryside. Hainaut is a province in the French speaking part of Belgium, known as Wallonia. Located in what used to be a cradle of heavy industry, it is now one of Belgium's most important agricultural areas. With a range of museums and galleries to visit in cities like Charleroi, the region is also historically important and has been marked by the great wars of the 20th century. Over 264 kilometres of navigatable waterways through the area mean that there is plenty to do in terms of water-based activities for people staying in Hainaut holiday rentals. One fascinating example of how important water is to the local infrastructure is the Historic Centre Canal. One of Europe's most impressive pieces of civil engineering, the hydraulic lifts here are classified as a World Heirtage Site by UNESCO.
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For water lovers who are looking for something a little more active during their stay in Hainaut holiday homes, a trip to the Lakes of L'Eau D'Heure is a perfect solution. There are 1800 heactares of water to enjoy here, whether on jet ski, sailboard, kayak or canoe. People who do not fancy getting wet can walk around the lake shores on the clearly demarcated paths, enjoying the beautiful views. The lake at Virelles is more geared up towards showing off the wildlife and natural history of the region, and is also well worth a visit.
There are so many historical and cultural attractions for visitors to Hainaut holiday rentals to enjoy that it is difficult to provide a comprehensive overview. However, the region was the site of many of the most important battles of the First and Second World Wars and there are many places, such as at Mons, where this heritage can be explored. At Brûly-de-Pesche, for example, travellers can visit the bunker used by Adolf Hitler to direct the invasion of France in 1940. Of course, as has come to be expected with Belgium, there is some great food on offer for anyone enjoying a trip to Hainaut holiday rentals, and plenty to drink. The region is famous for its brewing heritage, among many other things, and visitors can sample some of the local beer at the brewery at Fagnes, where beer has been made for over 150 years. A trip to Hainaut holiday rentals is a great way to reach the heart of what this part of Belgium has to offer. One visit is only enough to scratch the surface of the richness and diversity the region provides.
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