Route Paysagere vanuit Antoing naar Bavay
Romeinse heirweg in de omgeving van Bavay

We explore with this route the nature park Plaines de L'Escaut between Tournai and Bergen. On our trip we also come across some historical sights.
Shortly after the start we arrive at the monument for the first American engine that enters Belgium at the liberation in La Glanerie. This monument is located near 'Le pont de la Libération'.
In Bléharies where we turn left, it is worthwhile to stop at the church. The original church was destroyed by a bomb attack in 1918. Henri Lacoste was commissioned to rebuild a new church.
The style is similar to Art Deco and its originality lies in the use of reinforced concrete, unknown material in the religious architecture of the moment. The exterior is characterized by a triangular façade and a high octagonal clock tower adjacent to the building.
Inside a large ship with arches of reinforced concrete so no pillars are needed. The walls are in striking green, red and white colors.
The Pierre Brunehault in Holain, near Tournai, is the most imposing megalith in Belgium.
In Peruwelz we pass the impressive Basilica of Our Lady of Good Assistance.
Then we drive south to Bavay.
The town of Bavay, located in the Regional Natural Park of the Avesnois, is known for its Roman ruins. During a visit to the archaeological site of the ancient Bagacum one discovers the ruins of a market, a bourgeois basilica and a cryptoporticus. The departmental Archeology Museum next door contains objects found during excavations on this site such as bronze sculptures, ceramics, plates ...
This is definitely worth a visit!
On our way back we pass the back of the castle of Beloeil where you have a beautiful view of the castle.
In the vicinity of Bavay you end up on a stretch of the old Roman road. This means cobblestones! Also the concrete tracks on this route are not really good.
Monument La Glanerie
Useful links:
Forum Antique de Bavay
Kasteel van Beloeil
Pont de la Libération La Glanerie
Kerk van Bléharies

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Hainaut (, also US: , UK: , French: [ɛno]; Dutch: Henegouwen [ˈɦeːnəɣʌuə(n)] (listen); Walloon: Hinnot; Picard: Hénau), historically also known as Heynowes in English, is a province of Wallonia and Belgium. To its south lies the French department of Nord, while within Belgium it borders (clockwise from the North) on the Flemish provinces of West Flanders, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant and the Walloon provinces of Walloon Brabant and Namur. Its capital is Mons (Dutch Bergen) and the most populous city is Charleroi, the province's urban, economic and cultural hub, the financial capital of Hainaut and the fifth largest city in the country by population. Hainaut has an area of 3,831 km2 (1,479 sq mi) and as of January 2019 a population of 1,344,241.
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