Braine-le-Compte is close to many of Hainaut’s attractions. The Canal du Centre and Paradisio Park are amongst the many popular destinations in the area. Two more worthwhile attractions you’ll find close by Braine-le-Compte are Lion's Mound and Grande Place.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find plenty of interesting cultural highlights in and around Braine-le-Compte. Join a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the fascinating exhibits at Horta Museum in Brussels and the Felicien Rops Museum in Namur. There are a number of popular art galleries to visit including the Museum of Contemporary Art of the French Community in Boussu.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Have a break in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Astrid Park in Brussels. Go for a long walk in Sonian Forest in Brussels. See if you can spot some of the area’s special birdlife with a drive to a nearby lake like Genval Lake in Rixensart.
Hainaut has a number of noteworthy sights such as the Bois de la Cambre in Brussels, the Place du Jeu de Balle and Ixelles Ponds. For a relaxing change of pace, spend a little time at the area’s holy places, such as the Notre Dame da la Chapelle in Brussels and the Sainte Waudru Collegiate Church in Mons.
A great way to get some exercise and fresh air is to hit the fairways at the area’s popular golf links like the Royale Amicale Anderlecht Golf Club in Brussels.
To browse through stores and buy some souvenirs, visit Midi Market in Brussels.
If you have a passion for sports, you'll love seeing local favorites, the RSC Anderlecht, doing battle in nearby Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels. Make sure to wear purple and white, the colors of the RSC Anderlecht.
After enjoying Braine-le-Compte, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the Novotel Brussels Midi Station, the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi, and the popular Hotel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise.