Charleroi

The largest city in the Wallonia region, Charleroi is often overlooked as a tourist destination. It certainly doesn't have as much to offer as Brussels and Bruges, but what it lacks in mass appeal, Charleroi makes up for in character. An industrial city with an interesting and honest history, Charleroi will intrigue anyone looking for more than glitz and glamor in travel destinations.
Tourist Attractions
Jules Destree Museum - The Jules Destree Building houses a collection of documents and works of the former Minister of Arts and Sciences. The collection, which spans the late 19th century to the 20th century, shows the cultural value of man's work and how it is still relevant in the modern day. If you consider yourself a "culture vulture"; this remains to be seen. The largest city in the Wallonia region, Charleroi is often overlooked as a tourist destination.
Museum of Photography
The photography museum in Charleroi, known as the Musee De La Photographie, is a very impressive one. It is the largest photography museum in the whole of Europe and covers the history of the art form from its inception to contemporary methods and works. The museum is worth a visit for anyone with even a passing interest in the world of photography, but if you're a student of the arts, the adjoining library and research center is an excellent learning tool.
Skydiving (indoor)
This is one to check off the bucket list. Skydiving's Indoor Navigation Center in Airspace is great fun and offers visitors the chance to experience Europe's highest wind tunnel. The airspace is a hit with beginners, tourists and experienced skydivers alike, and many skydivers travel from around the continent and even the world to improve their skills in the inner tunnel. No prior training is required for beginners, and anyone over the age of 3 can have a go.
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