A route that glides along the Haine, in the heart of a wetland, on of the most unexpected natural reserves in this industrial region.
Start in the greenery of the park of the Boussu chateau where there is a magnificent reed bed. Here we are in the heart of a wetland of over 760 ha that the water board will allow to dry out. Continue this tour along the water, cutting through the levees – with natural filtration, the Saubin is a good example of natural clean up. From these peaceful landscapes, we return to the most austere tailing dumps of shafts 7 and 8 of Hornu. These black mountains, immense, witness to the mining activities that prevailed there. Like the RAVeL along the old Warquignies station, which housed all the skips from the mines – 42 tracks, rotary hubs – nothing is left... Just before reaching the centre, a short detour to the left brings us to the Desevaux brewery.
- Difference in height
- 88.44 m
- Points of interest
1 The Deseveaux brewery
Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 2pm to 5pm. Saturday from 9am to noon.
Rue d'Hanneton, 8
2 Ca Brasse pour moi
Open Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 6pm
Rue du Calvaire 21, 7300 Boussu
3 The Maison Vuylsteke
Shop open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 6pm. Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Rue de Valenciennes, 97
- 88 meters of difference in height
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