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Hotel TristarHotel Tristar is located in the center of La Louviere in the Place Maugretout shopping area and 300 metres from the E42. It has a 24-hour reception and a fitness centre. The simple yet functional rooms at Hotel Tristar features satellite TV, a minibar and a work desk. The hotel also offers spacious suites with a jacuzzi and luxurious amenities. Charleroi and Mons are 25 minutes by car from the Tristar Hotel. The Strepy-Thieu boat lift is a 15-minute drive away. Brussels South Charleroi Airport is 20 minutes away by car. Guests can enjoy a daily Continental breakfast at the hotel or make use of the packed lunch service. The hotel restaurant serves Italian cuisine in an informal setting. The hotel is 8.9 kilometers away from Binche.

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Binche is a small town in the Belgian Province of Hainaut about 34 miles south of Brussels. The Carnival de Binche - Belgium's most famous carnival, attracts thousands of visitors annually. For three days in February the town of Binche is transported back to the 16th century for one of the most fantastic festivals of the year. Highlighted by music parades and fireworks, the climax of this event is when the Gilles appear on the Grand Place and throw oranges to the spectators. This infamous festivity has been classified as part of the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO along with its renowned Gilles.

Binche is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006 Binche had a total population of 32,409. The total area is 60.66 km² which gives a population density of 534 inhabitants per km². Since 1977, the municipality of Binche has gathered the town of Binche itself with seven old municipalities : Bray, Buvrinnes, Epinois, Leval-Trahegnies, Péronnes-lez-Binche, Ressaix et Waudrez.

In 2003, the Carnival of Binche was proclaimed one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The motto of the city is "Plus Oultre" (meaning "Further" in Old French), which was the motto of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who in 1545 gave the medieval castle of Binche to his sister, Queen Mary of Hungary, Governess of the Netherlands. She lavished attention on Binche, which she had rebuilt under the direction of an architect-sculptor Jacques du Broeucq, remembered today as the first master of Giambologna. The château, intended to rival Fontainebleau, was destroyed by the soldiers of Henry II of France in 1554.

Masks and Carnival Museum (Musée du Masque), 10 Rue Saint-Moustier
Telephone: +32 (0)64 33 5741
fax: +32 (0)64 34 1430
reservation@museedumasque.be

http://www.binche.be/

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