Excursion Canal in group

Guided cruise on the Historic Canal du Centre

Cast off from the Strépy-Thieu funicular boatlift and experience a guided trip along the historic Canal du Centre, a listed heritage site featuring four 19th century boatlifts.  These beauties stand proudly along the skyline, intricate and beautiful like ladies in metal lace…  This is what happens when technology meets the finest in visual design – a real pleasure to behold!

While you sail along the canal, you’ll also get the chance to cross a few exceptional engineering works: a fully automatic lock, a hydraulic boatlift, a drawbridge and more.  And to finish: a trip to the fully preserved machine room that is still up and running to this day!

If you want to delve a little deeper into the history of the region, don’t miss the Immigration Information Centre, located right next the Cantine des Italiens!



From 01 April to 29 October 2017 / From Tuesday to Sunday.


  1. Round-trip excursion combining boat and tourist train (2h30)
  2. Excursion round trip + visit to the funicular lift (4h)
DurationChildren (4>12)Teenagers (13>18) / 60+Adults
2h308,00 €10,00 €12,50 €


Presence required 30 min. before the departure. Min. 20 persons
Inaccessible aux PMR chien non admis Interdiction de fumer Parking Restaurant