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Grand-Hornu, Mons

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Grand-Hornu is an old industrial coal mining complex and company town (cité ouvrière) in Hornu (Boussu), near Mons, in Belgium. It was built by Henri De Gorge between 1810 and 1830. It is a unique example of functional town-planning. Today it is owned by the province of Hainaut, which houses temporary exhibitions in the buildings. It is one of the four industrial sites which were listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2012
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  • Very interesting former industrial site. We had the guided tour at 11am which was very informative and clear. We spent the whole day there. The guided tour, the museum and the lovely lunch on site... 
    Very interesting former industrial site. We had the guided tour at 11am which was very informative and clear. We spent the whole day there. The guided tour, the museum and the lovely lunch on site...  more »
  • Submerge yourself in the early industrial revolution and learn how coal tycoons were securing their workforce with projects that would enhance the quality of work-life balance. Nothing new under the.....  more
    Submerge yourself in the early industrial revolution and learn how coal tycoons were securing their workforce with projects that would enhance the quality of work-life balance. Nothing new under the.....  more »
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  • Interesting historical place for weekend trip, parking right in front doors, wc almost everywhere, adequate fee, English speaking personnel, English guides avail, not crowded, design and art exhibitions inside, even some parts interesting for kids
  • Fascinating site - full of the history of a great captain of industry in Belgium. The restaurant is superb.

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