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
- Points of interest
1 Boulangerie Dufrasnes
Open every day.
Place d’Audregnies, 63
2 The Le Silly tavern
Open Tuesday to Thursday, from 10:30am to 10pm. Friday and Saturday, from 11am to 11pm.
Rue Tour Sainte Barbe, 8
- 65 meters of difference in height