Quiévrain, at the country's edge

Walking/pedestrian at Quiévrain

10.2 km
Walking/pedestrian
4h
Medium
  • A route that takes in the traces of a rich history, unique to these cross-border regions.

    Leave Quiévrain by taking the RAVeL, a former railway line, which in the 19th and early 20th centuries was the economic artery of Borinage where coal transited. At the wind farm, the route forks and descends down to the Hauts-Pays. The flags in the landscape mark the memorial of the terrible Battle of Audregnies, in August 1914. Here is Audregnies and its magnificent treed square, the largest in Belgium. And the Dufrasnes bakery fits perfectly in this little village. Having slipped a loaf of delicious artisan bread into the backpack for a picnic, we return to the frontier, following the age-old path, one of seven Chaussées de Brunehaut which crisscrossed a whole section of Europe in the Middle Ages. Roads that united people before letters... And Quiévrain, at the gates of France, is at their crossroads.
  • Difference in height
    65.18 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Boulangerie Dufrasnes
In-house preparations of stone-baked grain breads fill the pretty Place d’Audregnies with aroma. The 50 years experience behind baker Dufrsanes is tasted in the pies, all artisanal, and pastries. Impossible to resist...
Open every day.
Place d’Audregnies, 63
7382 Audregnies
Tel. +32(0)65/43.07.69
2 The Le Silly tavern
Le Silly is one of these addresses where you feel a warm welcome on entering... The tavern is one of the standard-bearers of Belgian beer, with more than 100 references. And the choice is quality... The craft beers are both their strength and their weakness. Strength in their quality, weakness in their production, necessarily limited. Here we inevitably find little pearls that the owner advises you on, mischievously and with an air of a connoisseur... Savvy travellers and the finest gourmets taste in Le Silly the aromas of beers that are floral, fruity or have a pronounced bitterness. Offered à la cart, the tavern’s refined French cuisine marries with these delicacies – the beer becomes a vintage.
Open Tuesday to Thursday, from 10:30am to 10pm. Friday and Saturday, from 11am to 11pm.
Rue Tour Sainte Barbe, 8
7380 Quiévrain
Tel. +32(0)65/43.02.79
www.lesilly.com
65 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 32 m
  • End altitude : 32 m
  • Maximum altitude : 66 m
  • Minimum altitude : 31 m
  • Total positive elevation : 65 m
  • Total negative elevation : -65 m
  • Max positive elevation : 8 m
  • Min positive elevation : -8 m
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