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Le Relais De La Haute SambreLe Relais De La Haute Sambre is situated on a large, green estate with a pond . Charleroi and its airport are 17 kilometers away. All rooms are spacious and have a private bathroom with a bath and free internet access. In the morning you can choose a breakfast buffet or an English breakfast. The restaurant serves traditional French cuisine. The woods of Lobbes Thuin are less than a 5-minute walk away and provide a peaceful setting for hiking. Le Relais De La Haute Sambre has 15 rooms.

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Charleroi is the largest city and municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,462 square kilometres (564 sq mi) and has a total population of 522,522 as of 1 January 2008, which ranks it as the fourth most populous in Belgium. The inhabitants are called Carolorégiens or simply Carolos.

The municipality of Charleroi is situated on both banks of the river Sambre, in an area that is marked by industrial activities - coal mining and steel industry, the so-called Pays Noir ("black country"), part of the larger sillon industriel. Although most of the factories have closed since the 1950s, the landscape is still dotted with slag heaps and old industrial buildings.

Charleroi is notorious for violent crime. In March 2010, Geneviève Denisty, a Charleroi civil judge, in a court ruling, advised that a businessman living in Charleroi - who had been robbed several times at gunpoint - had provoked the robberies, as one must not "provide an ostentatious display of one's wealth in a poor and damaged region like Charleroi". Marc Dutroux, nick-named "The Monster from Charleroi" actually lived in Marcinelle a municipality within the Charleroi borders.

The Brussels South Charleroi Airport in Gosselies, 7 km north of the centre, opened in 1919 as a flight school. Later, it housed a factory building Fairey aircraft under licence. Gosselies is now used as an alternate airport for Brussels. Low-cost carrier Ryanair is the largest airline, along with flights by Wizz Air, Jet4you and - in the summer only - OnAir. Seasonal holiday charters also use the airport. A new terminal opened in January 2008, replacing a much smaller building which had exceeded it's capacity. Brussels is 47 kilometres (29 mi) north of Charleroi Airport.

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