Châtelet is a Belgian municipality situated on the Sambre River in Walloon in the well-known province of Hainaut. Chatelet, especially Bouffioux, shot into fame for its superb potteries. These fine potteries, formed previously in coal-field kilns, got major international acclaim and were very much in demand in the international market. Three major manufacturers exist even today in the region. They now manufacture on a smaller scale but still supply exclusive artistic as well as useful pottery. Brussels South Charleroi Airport is closest to this place and is only about 19 km from its center. Come and explore this artistic and cultural hub by getting on one of the cheap flights to Chatelet.
The Magritte House constructed in 1911 is a typical bourgeois house façade in distinctive Art Nouveau style that was then very much in vogue. The lounge is splendidly done up and opulence well conveyed. The wooden flooring, magnificent marble fireplaces and the ceiling decorated with beautiful stucco motifs make this place quite a popular tourist hunt.
The Magritte walk is characterized by certain surrealistic representations, such as street lights were specially designed to pay homage to the famous artist. The municipal woods have a bat-filled cave and the municipal park offers wonderful walking opportunities located at the very heart of the beautiful city. Catch one of the many cheap flights to Chatelet and have a revitalizing experience amidst lush greenery.
The La Chapelle Saint-Roch dates back to 1626 and was built in distinctive Baroque style, with the façade being in the renaissance style. There are statues and niches devoted to Saints Paul and Peter, a massive oak altarpiece that comprises a Delcour painting from 1636 and a pediment on top, decorated richly with cherubs. The chapel boasts of magnificent sculptures and beautiful paintings including ‘The Death of Saint-Roch”, a Pierre Châtelettain Toy masterpiece. Other than a keen interest in historic monuments, it is worth spending your vacation in any one of the fine hotels in Chatelet to explore the amazing world of pottery, its history and the numerous artistic products.