Visit Hainaut

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Hainaut is a province in the Walloon Region of Belgium. It borders France, the Flemish provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders, and the Walloon provinces of Namur, Walloon Brabant and Luxembourg. The capital city is Mons, while other major cities include Charleroi and Tournai. With its varied landscapes, Hainaut offers something for everyone whether they're looking to take part in outdoor activities such as cycling or fishing or visit historic sites like archaeological digs at Villers-la-Ville Abbey or a former coal mine turned museum at Bois du Cazier.

One must-see tourist attraction in Hainaut is the Grand Place of Tournai which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 due to its wide range of Gothic architecture from the Romanesque period onward.Another interesting historical fact about Hainaut is that it was once considered one of Europe's most powerful regions during medieval times when it was home to several powerful duchies and countships including those established by Baldwin I - founder of the House of Dampierre - who became Count in 1071.