A window on the Hauts-Pays, the town of Dour comprises the old villages of Blaugies, Dour, Elouges and Wihéries, not to mention the essentially rural hamlet of Petit-Dour. During the walks, visitors will discover a landscape that combines mining heritage, forests, streams and valleys, like a hiker’s promised land.
In a beautiful wooded and green setting, the sports and recreation centre of Belvédère has everything to keep visitors happy. Throughout your walk, the slag heap is an integral part of the recreation complex and all around it, a physical exercise course has been built. You can also take advantage of two tennis courts, as well as the very first natural swimming pool in Belgium: an independent pool composed of various layers of volcanic rock and vegetation allows the swimming pool to be filtered; it is as large as an Olympic swimming pool. With three depths and fun water jets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In the summer, feel free to take a dip. At this site, you’ll also be able to visit the Malakoff tower, an architectural symbol and former coal shaft.
Info : Le Belvédère de Dour, Chemin des Croix 1, 7370 Dour.
For further information :
Autonomous Municipality - controlled Company of Dour (Grand Place, 1 - 7370 Dour) / +32(0)65 34 86 80 0493 93 78 59 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to know : Dour Tourist Office was inaugurated in 2018. Nearly 600 visitors entered the Tourist Office during the 2018 season. Please feel free to pay a visit for essential tourist information you’ll need to explore the Dour region. Address: Rue de France 4, 7370 Dour, further information on www.communedour.be
During your strolls in Dour, you’ll get lost in the many slag heaps of the region. They will offer you varied landscapes and pleasant walks in the heart of woods and fields.
For bike lovers, the RAVeL L98 and L98A are built on old railway lines and let you enjoy a safe ride to Onnezies or Cuesmes.