Discover Dour and its surroundings
The love for music already brought you to Dour Festival..
But have you been thinking about staying a little bit longer? You could discover many other aspects the region has to offer.
During the festival je can discover the region by bike every morning!
Just like last year, you’ll have the opportunity, in collaboration with Visit Hainaut, to discover the brewery Blaugies and to taste delicious local products by bike.
Those tours are completely free and we have bikes at your disposal. You have only 2 things left to do: subscribe and ride that bike!
Is the festival part of your holiday and do you have a few days left? No need to travel big distances to make some beautiful discoveries.
One day more is all you need to discover the domain of Dour Belvédère, Belgium’s first public natural swimming pool. The perfect spot to relax.
The water is biologically filtered thanks to a layered filter with volcanic rocks and different plants (common bulrush, common reed, sweet flag and yellow flag). No bleach or other chemicals!
If you like nature, then this is the perfect moment to discover the natural parc ‘Parc Naturel des Hauts-Pays’!
You’ll find everything to organise your trip here: pnhp.be
Are you interested in short supply chains? Do you wish to continue the tastings “discover the local producers” at the Green Camping or Green Agora? Plan a trip to support the local retailers.
You’ll find them all here:
- Passe Tout Outre / Abbaye des Rocs — abbayedesrocs.com
- Vermontoise / Brasserie de Blaugies — brasseriedeblaugies.com
- Saison d’Epeautre / Brasserie de Blaugies — brasseriedeblaugies.com
- Joncquilles / Brasserie Au Baron — brasserieaubaron.com
- Embuscade / Brasserie La Binchoise — brasserielabinchoise.be
- Gin de Binche — gindebinche.be
- Folies maraîchères — foliesmaraicheres.be
If you stay for more than one day, make sure to combine your visit to the brewery with a city trip to Mons, it’s Belfry and their good luck charm, the monkey of Mons. Don’t forget to pet his head (with your left hand)! Other possibilities are to pay a visit to the domain of Chant d’Eole and is vineyards, to discover the marina of the Grand Large or to enjoy the fun and scientific adventure park Pass at Mons. visitmons.be
Or do animals passionate you? Then don’t hesitate to travel to Brugelette and admire the giant pandas at Pairi Daiza.
Attracted by big open spaces? Go visit Parc des Canaux et Châteaux, it’s perfectly suited for you! Located between Brussels and Mons, this is the perfect place to discover an area filled of charm, beautiful cottages and many canals. It’s one of the main hiking destinations in Wallonia.
Enjoy the beautiful parks, gardens and riverbanks by foot, bike or boat either guided or unaccompanied. You’ll feel as if you’re on a holiday all day long. parcdescanauxetchateaux.be
You get the point by now. The area has so much more in store for your than the festival. It’s full of places, activities and local producers ready to be discovered.