Rue Saint-Patrice 2b
7110 HOUDENG-AIMERIES (LA LOUVIERE)
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In 2012, the Bois-du-Luc, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, has been listed under the Unesco World Heritage.
The Bois-du-Luc, a mining site listed as exceptional Walloon heritage, is a great way to discover the work and daily life of a miner and his family. At the end of the 19th century, the Société des Charbonnages du Bois-du-Luc (created in 1685) founded the Saint-Emmanuel pit and constructed a unique village model nearby.
All sorts of activities were available at the village - which was supervised by a director - from purchasing food and drink at the grocery, butcher's, mill and brewery, get treatment both at home and at the hospital, relax at the park and kiosk, and get an education, both at school and in church.
Bois-du-Luc is a key location on the European Route of the Industrial Heritage.
Mid-April to end of October:
- weekdays 9am to 5pm
- weekends and public holidays 10am to 6pm
November to mid-April groups only:
- weekdays 9am to 5pm; reservation required
- closed on weekends
Always closed on Monday
Weekdays 9am, 10am, 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm
Weekends and public holidays 10am, 1am, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4pm
Visits last between 1h30 and 2h.
The entire venue is accessible to persons with reduced mobility
Tourist information on the town LA LOUVIERE