The Sloping Lock of Ronquières

Route Baccara 1w - 7090 Ronquières (Braine-le-Comte)

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The Sloping Lock of Ronquières

  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    6 parking spots
  • Maestro
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Bicycle friendly
General

General

  • CGT
  • Wallonie destination qualité
  • Passeport
Exhibition "A boat, a life", An exciting experience ! With infrared headphones to guide you, follow the bargee in his daily world (three-dimensional scenes, modern audio-visual techniques, giant wall-screens, automaton, etc.). At the Visitor Centre, watch the boat traffic from the glass gangways over the site which can be reached by the panoramic lifts. Exceptional views over the region.Take advantage of a leisurely cruise by boat to the big lock at Ittre during the week and/or cross the inclined plane by boat on Sundays.For primary school groups the 'European canal observatory' offers educational workshops, each of one hour duration, on water themes.
Accessible to people with disabilities (except boat).
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    • Tower and show itinerary: 01/04 to 29/10, every day from 10.00 to 19.00, except from 04 to 06/08 (Ronquières Music Festival) • Last combined tickets issued at 17.00 - Length: 2 hrs • Sloping lock crossing: from 07/05 to 27/08 SUNDAYS ONLY, except on 06/08 (Ronquières Music Festival) • Short cruises to Ittre lock also available. Boat timetable at http://voiesdeau.hainaut.be
  • Price
    Combined tower visit + boat trip: adults € 10 - 60+ / students (13-18) € 8.25 - children (4-12) € 7.25 - children (0-3) free • Large families € 8 • The boat is not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs
  • Tour length

    1 to 3 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 10:00 - 19:00
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
    • Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
    • Friday 10:00 - 19:00
    • Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
    • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Price
    Combined ticket (tower visit + boat trip): adults € 7.50 - 60+/students (13-18) € 6.25 - children (4-12) € 5.25 - children (0-3) free of charge
  • Information
    • Combined cruises available with Strépy-Thieu • Choice of groups packages
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Map

Itinerary

  • E42 exit 18 or E19 exit 20
Events

Events

  • 2018
    Aug
    04
    2018
    Aug
    05
    The Ronquières Festival
    The Ronquières Festival

    Large music festival with a contemporary international line-up, in the unique setting of the plan incliné of Ronquières, on 6 and 7 August 2016.

    This year's edition of the most enjoyable summer festival is opening.

    Two stages will be set up for the weekend with around 30 artists and groups, headline acts and new acts.

    Capacity around the stages is 10,000 and 5,000 each day.

    One of the aims of the organisers is to create an authentic, quality community of music lovers from the general public around the new edition of the Ronquières Festival.

    What's on this year?

    Once again, this year the festival will treat you to some big names!
    Discover the complete line-up!

    The Ronquières Festival? A definite penchant for music!

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