La Louviere

This 12C historic town became a bustling industrial center in the 19C, with the construction of roads, railways, and coalmines.

La Louviere has four hydraulic boat lifts on the old Canal du Centre. These double elevators date from around 1900 and were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The housing complex that was built for the Bois-du-Luc coal workers during the first half of the 19C has been restored. This is part of the Major Mining Sites of Wallonia, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. One of those houses can be visited, together with a couple of museums retracing the history of the coal mining industry in the Centre region. La Louviere counts several chapels and churches that date from the 13C-16C, and has one of the best collection of Idel Ianchelevici’s works on display.
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  • 071981 La Louviere, Drapeau Blanc
  • Bois-du-Luc workers' houses
  • 19861007 La Louviere
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