One deadly sin in tourism is the lack of an old city centre. Two world wars took care of this. Most of the buildings are post-second world war.
As usual I won't blame you if the lack of visible history -or appealing modern architecture- puts you off. Probably it is my 'core business' to show images of places in such a way that the viewers start resounding with my good feelings . When that happens, it makes me immensely content. The comments are there to testify.
Let's start our walkabout in the heart of Maubeuge that has grown organically around the river Sambre. Luckily there is a lock and dam and what's more, there's a Dutch barge in the lock.
Time for coffee, just up the street. The interior designer seemed to fancy shiny things - so does my camera...
Told you, no architecture to fill history books with, but I love it!
The lock is right under the circle on the map that you get by clicking on the Multimap logo.
Photos Koos Fernhout