Hainaut is the province where mankind has left behind the most abundant notable heritage: twenty sites, buildings or folklore traditions have been given the UNESCO seal. From the Neolithic to the Middle Ages, through the industrial age, experience the human adventure. Discover how man dug the earth 6400 years ago in search of flint, how he managed to build belfries in order to survey the landscape. How he was able to exploit the assets of the ground and his fellow humans too by organising their lives around coal mines... Something that made Hainaut one of the world’s richest regions during the industrial revolution. Mankind has shaped the earth and the landscape in order to sail boats there by deploying the resources of engineering. Through the ages, man has perpetuated ancestral traditions that still shape the culture of Hainaut today. The gilles of the Carnaval de Binche, the so-called “Lumeçon” battle or Doudou in Mons, the bringing out of the giants at la Ducasse d’Ath or the incredible processions of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse are so many times of public jubilations, cultural heritages to be experienced in Hainaut. Hainaut is also a place of great knowledge, through the Mundaneum, a “Google on paper” likewise protected by UNESCO.