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Follow in the footsteps of VINCENT VAN GOGH around the Borinage area of Hainaut, Belgium

Follow in the footsteps of VINCENT VAN GOGH around the Borinage area of Hainaut, Belgium

Credit : © HCT - A. Genart

This route is aimed at any visitor who wants to gain a thorough insight into the period that Vincent Van Gogh spent in the Borinage region. Cycling around this twisty circuit not only lets you explore locations linked with Van Gogh, but also highlights the richness of the Borinage's landscape, culture, and tourist attractions.

The route was created with the invaluable assistance of Filip Depuydt, Freddy Godart and Antonio Sestu.

47 km
5 h
5 h
max. 115 m
min. 24 m
447 m
-444 m

Altimetric profile

Accessibility

Styles : HikingDiscoveryIn the countryIn town
Public : SportsmenBackpackerOccasional hikersExperienced hikersAdolescentsCyclists
Themes : CulturalPatrimony

Starting point

3 Grand Place
7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4542Lng : 3.9521
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Terril of l'Héribus

This 'terril' overlooks the city of Mons, and is the largest of the...Read more

142 Rue Hector Delanois 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4358Lng : 3.93489
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St Waudru Collegiate Church

3 Rue Fétis 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4524Lng : 3.94581
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The Malogne

The Malogne nature reserve is a former phosphate mine that closed...Read more

11 Rue de la Malogne 7033 Mons
Lat : 50.4267Lng : 3.92072
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The Grand-Place de Mons (Mons Central Square)

23-25 Grand Place 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4548Lng : 3.95227
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RAVeL

The RAVeL, an acronym derived from the French for "Autonomous Network...Read more

407 Rue de Ciply 7022 Mons
Lat : 50.4291Lng : 3.93439
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Mons Regional Tourist Information Centre

http://www.visitmons.be/

Grand Place 22 – 7000 Mons

Tél. : +32 (0) 65/33.55.80

Fax : +32 (0) 65/35.63.36

23-25 Grand Place 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4546Lng : 3.95233
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Grotto of Our Lady in the hamlet of Monsville

Having previously built a church with twin steeples, the parish priest,...Read more

1-29 Rue du Curé Mahieu 7390 Quaregnon
Lat : 50.4233Lng : 3.86765
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Panorama

97 Chemin de Messe 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4132Lng : 3.83312
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RAVeL pétanque

Inspired by the local population of Quaregnon-Monsville, the the RAVeL...Read more

133-155 Rue Camille Huysmans 7390 Quaregnon
Lat : 50.4315Lng : 3.86027
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Mons Belfry UNESCO Heritage Site

12 Rampe du Château 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.454Lng : 3.94999
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"Terril de la flache"

The "Waning Mound" can be reached from the rue de la Poudrière or,...Read more

75 Rue Henri Béquet 7390 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4342Lng : 3.85225
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Grand-Hornu Mining Complex, a UNESCO Heritage Site

The Grand-Hornu Mining Complex is located in the heart of Hainaut...Read more

82 Rue Sainte-Louise 7301 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.435Lng : 3.83736
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Cité Van Gogh

This village was formerly the site of the number 4 mine of the Hornu...Read more

79-91 Rue Alphonse Brenez 7301 Boussu
Lat : 50.4246Lng : 3.83015
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Charbonnage des Vanneaux ("Lapwing Colliery")

The buildings served as a vocational school between 1934 and 1963....Read more

8 Rue du Pont d'Arcole 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4245Lng : 3.8408
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Ossip Zadkine's bust / Wasmes Municipal Administrative Centre

A corner of the central hall features a bust of Van Gogh by the Belorussian...Read more

35 Rue Mont Leville 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.422Lng : 3.84328
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Courtyard Abbey (the "Abbaye de la Cour")

The building's current appearance dates from 1772, when the Abbot...Read more

17-27 Chaussée de la Cour 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4171Lng : 3.83888
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Former Marcasse Colliery

In a letter to his brother, Theo (letter 151, dated April 1879), Vincent...Read more

26 Sentier de Saint-Ghislain 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4112Lng : 3.82893
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Van Gogh House in Wasmes (the Denis House)

Vincent Van Gogh enjoyed the hospitality of the Denis family in this...Read more

106-116 Rue de Petit-Wasmes 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.407Lng : 3.83295
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Petit-Wasmes Temple

There is a history of Protestant communities in the Borinage, dating...Read more

9 Rue du Pasteur Lhost 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4099Lng : 3.83821
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The Baby Hall ("Salon du Bébé")

Vincent Van Gogh preached here in 1879. The name of this ancient festival...Read more

265 Rue du Bois 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4033Lng : 3.8386
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Van Gogh Monument

This sculpture is installed near to the place where the original sculpture,...Read more

6 Rue du Président Kennedy 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.4097Lng : 3.84395
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Pâtutrage People's Chamber and Stores

This art nouveau-influenced architectural complex opened in 1903,...Read more

22 Rue du Berger 7340 Colfontaine
Lat : 50.408Lng : 3.86258
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Great Seam Colliery

These mining works were the scene of the first experimental research...Read more

34-50 Rue Notre-Dame de Grâces 7080 Frameries
Lat : 50.4078Lng : 3.88712
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The Agrappe

This pit was the deadliest of any in the Borain basin. On 17 April...Read more

93 Rue Alfred Defuisseaux 7080 Frameries
Lat : 50.4081Lng : 3.89907
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The PASS and the former Crachet Colliery

The former Crachet de Frameires Colliery was closed in 1960, then...Read more

25 Rue de Mons 7080 Frameries
Lat : 50.4216Lng : 3.90461
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Gagane 'Terril'

A recent enquiry undertaken by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam revealed...Read more

142-154 Rue de la Côte d'Ivoire 7012 Mons
Lat : 50.4383Lng : 3.89329
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Former Levant Colliery

The Levant Company of Flénu was one of the first Belgian companies...Read more

291 Voie de Wasmes 7033 Mons
Lat : 50.4357Lng : 3.90751
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Le Quinquet

This giant lamp was built after the Second World War in the workshops...Read more

5 Place de Cuesmes 7033 Mons
Lat : 50.4365Lng : 3.92404
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The Van Gogh House at Cuesmes

The house known as the Marais ("Marsh"), where Van Gogh lived from...Read more

Rue du Pavillon 7033 Mons
Lat : 50.4417Lng : 3.92626
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