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Visit : Water Attractions, Industrial Heritage

4 soleilsRonquières Inclined Plane

Ronquières Inclined Plane
© Service Com - S. Faiella
Ronquières Inclined Plane
© WBT - S. Wittenbol
Ronquières Inclined Plane
© Service Com - S. Faiella
Ronquières Inclined Plane
© WBT - Bruno D'Alimonte

Visit Ronquières Inclined Plane, a remarkable feat of engineering from the 1960s at the heart of the Hainaut Province.

"A boat, a life", animated tour

With the help of infra-red headphones, follow the barge in its daily life (three-dimensional scenes, modern audiovisual techniques, giant wall-screens, automata, etc.). See the barges enter and leave the locks. Watch a film explaining the inclined plane.
From the top of the tower, enjoy an exceptional panoramic view, with an audio-guide about the "Petites Ardennes" region. Take a relaxing and unforgettable trip to the big lock at Ittre on a comfortable riverboat...
On Sunday, cross the inclined plane in a boat and discover this fabulous site thanks to its Visitor Centre with panoramic elevators and a glass bridge overlooking the site...

Panorama and animated tour

Last tour at 5pm.
Duration: approximately 2 hours.

Boat trip

From May to September.
Duration: +/- 1 hour.
Access problems for disabled people.
Last tickets for the combined visit (tour + boat) are sold at 3pm.
Journey towards Ittre: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Boarding downstream of the inclined plain at 12pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Inclined plane crossings only on Sundays: departures from upstream (ascent): 12pm and 4pm - from downstream (descent): 2pm and 5pm.
Return to the pier: 25 minutes walk along a tarmac road with educational signs or by mini tourist train.

Useful information

Languages: French, Dutch, German and English.
Groups (min. 20 people): booking obligatory at least 15 days before the visit.
Individuals or families: Plan incliné de Ronquières Route Baccara 1 w, 7090 Ronquières (see e-mail).
Group bookings (min. 20 people) : ASBL Voies d'Eau du Hainaut (see e-mail).
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