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By plane

The Brussels South Charleroi Airport in Gosselies, 7 km north of the centre, opened in 1919 as a flight school. Later, it housed a factory building Fairey aircraft under licence.
Gosselies is now used as an alternate airport for Brussels. Low-cost carrier Ryanair is the largest airline, along with flights by Wizz Air, Jet4you and On Air. Seasonal holiday charters also use the airport.

By train

Charleroi is connected by train to other Belgian major cities through the main Charleroi-South railway station. The city also has a secondary railway station, Charleroi-West, on the Charleroi to Ottignies line.

Key places to visit
Le bois du cazier, Centre culturel scientifique de l'ULB(Centre for Scientific Culture ), Musee des chasseurs à pied(Light Infantry Museum)


Places to Visit

Le bois du cazier

The tour is divided into several stages illustrating this epic saga and corresponding to the main sectors of industry: collieries, iron and steel, glass, metalwork, mechanical and electrical constructions, chemistry, printing and also social life.
To plunge back into this industrial adventure, a sheet-metal rolling mill dating from the mid-19th century, steam engines, dynamos, presses and an electric tramway from 1904 have all been presented.
The Glass Museum is housed in the new building, of glass and contemporary steel, next to the lamp-store. The collections are presented in an innovative way: a chronological countdown into the past takes the visitors from current works and goes back to the oldest times.

Centre culturel scientifique de l'ULB(Centre for Scientific Culture )

The Centre for Scientific Culture (SAC) has been established since 1994 on the campus of the ULB Parentville in Charleroi, in the greenery of a park of 20 hectares. By offering permanent and temporary exhibitions, interactive experiences, an astronomical observatory and many activities for young scientists, it helps to build a scientific culture, a taste for knowledge and scientific research. The activities are aimed at all citizens, young or old, is eager to learn and discover interesting aspects of science.

Musee des chasseurs a pied(Light Infantry Museum)

The Light Infantry Museum is located in the barracks Trésignies in Charleroi.
The barracks, now occupied by civilian agencies has been, until 1976, the place of garrison regiments of Light Infantry.
The name "Trésignies" was given in memory of Corporal Trésignies, hero of the war 14-18, the second militiaman Light Infantry.
Organized under the title "The Price of Freedom", the museum shows in learning how the Light Infantry, from the Revolution of 1830 to operations in the former Yugoslavia, contributed to regain or maintain Liberty.

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