is an ancient town in Hainaut province, Belgium. It is easily visited from Brussels on the hourly train that takes you through the suburbs of Brussels, the rolling fields of Braine-le-Comte and the gritty industrial heritage of La Louvière. The Binche branch line was once part of a major railway connection but has been singled in recent times. The grandiose neogothic station in Binche (all limestone and wrought iron) was built about 1905 and has not been touched since - this includes paint jobs. The old town has a major section of intact city wall and boasts the most impressive carnival in Belgium. In other words, highly recommended.
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