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The Voies d'Eau du Hainaut, family discoveries along the river

The Voies d'Eau du Hainaut, family discoveries along the river
© asbl Voies d'Eau du Hainaut
The Voies d'Eau du Hainaut, family discoveries along the river
© asbl Voies d'Eau du Hainaut
The Voies d'Eau du Hainaut, family discoveries along the river
© asbl Voies d'Eau du Hainaut
The Voies d'Eau du Hainaut, family discoveries along the river
© asbl Voies d'Eau du Hainaut

Visit the funicular lift of Strépy-Thieu, the 4 hydraulic boat lifts of the Canal du Centre and the sloping lock of Ronquières. 

The Voies d'Eau du Hainaut, 3 interesting discoveries to make along the river as a family! These discoveries are: Strépy-Thieu boat lift, the historic Canal du Centre and its 4 hydraulic lifts, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the Sloping Lock of Ronquières.


Great fun for children

  • Children from 3 to 6 love the boat trip, where they will be able to admire the nature surrounding the canal, such as the ducks, birds....and savour the stature of the infrastructure. They will particularly enjoy the show displayed along the way in Ronquières, "Un bateau, une vie" (one boat, one life), where giant screens, mechanical robots and spectacular audiovisual features with be displayed in 3D. Here, children will be immersed into the unique world of inland waterway transport.

  • Children from 6 to 12 love seeing how the scale models work, watching the locks and lifts in action and discovering the life of a boatman behind the scenes in the "Un bateau, une vie" show. Being able to sit next to their favourite comic strip heroes in Strépy-Thieu will also be an amusing experience for them. 

  • Teenagers love understanding how the lifts and sloped lock work, which is also shown in films on the day. They can also ask the captain some questions about driving the barge. They will be astounded by the panoramic views from the top of Strépy-Thieu or from the Ronquières tower, which you can get to by taking a glass lift.


To finish the visit

One-off entertainment events take place during the year: the Springtime cruise on 6 April 2014, the Mother's Day cruise on 11 May 2014 and the Halloween cruise on 26 October 2014.

Find out everything you need to know on Facebook and on the website voiesdeau.hainaut.be

You can also have a look at the most recent newsletter (link in French)

Young and old will be amazed by the power of water at the Voies d'Eau du Hainaut!



Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 78 05 90 59
  • website : http://voiesdeau.hainaut.be
  • email : info.voiesdeau@hainaut.be

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