In the 7th century, the land belonged to Walbert, the father of St Waltrude, the patron saint of Mons. Historical texts mention the existence of collieries here in the 13th century, and coalmining brought great wealth to the area through the ages. The only mediaeval remains today are the ruins of Temple Farm and the pillory.
Frameries has transformed its ugly mining spoil heaps into nature reserves which have become home to an incredibly diverse flora and fauna, and which offer many wonderful walks or cycle rides for all the family.
Throughout the year there are a huge number of festivities and events, including the Frameries Patronal Festival (celebrating St Waltrude, the town’s patron saint), the Flower Market on 1 May, and the Eugies Jumble Sale, with more than 550 stalls. Frameries was also an important site in the First World War. The battle of 24 August took place in 3 different parts of the district.
Le syndicat d’Initiative et de Promotion Touristique de Frameries
Grand-Place, 1 - 7080 Frameries
Rue Archimède, 1 – 7080 Frameries
Tél : +32 (0) 65/61.12.11
Fax : +32 (0) 65/67.71.22