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Introduction, Waterwerken in Henegouwen
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At the heart of the Hainaut Province, in a perimeter of about 25 km, come on board and discover our outstanding boat elevators.
First of all let’s discover the Historic Canal du Centre and its old-century boat lifts classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Each of those lifts, the only ones in the world still in use, is able to compensate for a change in level of about 17 meters thanks to a single source of energy : water !
Then the Slopping Lock of Ronquières, resembling a lock with huge water tanks, compensates for a difference in level of 68 meters between the reaches of the canal Charleroi – Brussels for vessels of up to 1350 t.
Finally let’s discover the Giant boat lift of Strépy-Thieu. This impressive structure in concrete of 150 meters high compensates in a difference in level of 73.15 meters.
You can find those exceptional structures at the heart of the “Parc des Canaux et Châteaux” … an unforgettable day trip, for sure.
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You are leader of an old pensioners’ association, Manager of a coach travel agency or project leader for an incentive day, and you plan to visit soon Belgium ?
Then we invite you to discover the Province of Hainaut and the exceptional boat lifts of the Historic Canal du Centre, Strépy-Thieu and Ronquières !
Soon You will find on this page about ten tempting offers which may certainly draw your attention : some group deals mainly based on the boat lifts, other arrangements in combination with places of interest in the surrounding area.
Information also available upon request !