Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 118 ha
- Buffer zone: 345 ha
The four sites of the property form a strip 170 km long by 3–15 km wide, crossing Belgium from east to west, consisting of the best-preserved 19th- and 20th-century coal-mining sites of the country. It features examples of the utopian architecture from the early periods of the industrial era in Europe within a highly integrated, industrial and urban ensemble, notably the Grand-Hornu colliery and workers’ city designed by Bruno Renard in the first half of the 19th century. Bois-du-Luc includes numerous buildings erected from 1838 to 1909 and one of Europe’s oldest collieries dating back to the late 17th century. While Wallonia had hundreds of collieries, most have lost their infrastructure, while the four components of the listed site retain a high measure of integrity.
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Medium airport - 12 mi (20 km) Valenciennes-Denain Airport
Medium airport - 18 mi (30 km) Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Medium airport - 27 mi (44 km) Lille-Lesquin Airport
Medium airport - 34 mi (55 km) Wevelgem Airport
Medium airport - 38 mi (62 km) Suarlée Airport
Small airport - 41 mi (67 km) Brussels Airport
Large airport - 43 mi (69 km) Laon - Chambry Airport
Small airport - 59 mi (95 km) Liège Airport
Large airport - 72 mi (116 km) Maastricht Aachen Airport
Large airport - 91 mi (147 km) Eindhoven Airport
Large airport - 97 mi (156 km) Charles de Gaulle International Airport
Large airport - 114 mi (184 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chasse Royale
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Boussu Bois
- Coron du bois
- La Bouverie
- La Courbette
- La Hamaide
- Les Wareschaix
- Petit Dour
- Petit Hornu
- Petit Wasmes
- Planche a l'Aune