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Bouchain Journées du Patrimoine

  • Journées du Patrimoine (National Heritage Days)
  • Cultural
Saturday 21 Sep
Address rue Henri Deshays 59111 Bouchain
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As part of the European Heritage Days 4.5 km pedestrian walk Between the two wars, the golden age of the Round Basin Contrary to its name, the Round Basin is rectangular! It was created to develop a connection between the Scheldt and the Sensee. This is a place where mariners liked to meet. French and Belgian ships sometimes waited six to ten days for the crossing of the Iwuy lock (a town near Cambrai). In the meantime they made their provisions for their journey and took part in local commerce. Ropes, poles, cables, ... were sold on site. In this gathering place, the grocers, the brewers but also the estaminets were numerous. The atmosphere was cheerful. A return in images proposed by the guide of the Office of Tourism, will explain the golden age of the Round Basin ... Today, a place of leisures Former high place of the skippers, the Round Basin became a a place of leisures animated by the Outdoor Center where you can learn how to manage a dinghy or windsurfing, rent a canoe or mountain bike to walk along the banks, go archery ... all in a pleasant setting where the fauna and flora of the banks are conducive to contemplation ... Guided family tour from the round basin sailing club. Information: La Porte du Hainaut Tourist Office Tel: 03 27 48 39 65 or
Sat 21 Sep 2019
10h30 to 11h30
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Free / /