- Not to be confused with Marchiennes (France).
|Former municipality of Belgium|
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
|• Total||2.56 sq mi (6.64 km2)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Marchienne-au-Pont is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the Province of Hainaut. It was a commune of its own before the merge of the communes in 1977, when it had a population of 17,000.
- The Castle of Cartier - built on the ruins of another castle, which was destroyed by the troops of Henri II on July 21, 1554. The Cartier family owned it from 1726 to 1938. It was converted to a library in April 2002, the basse court has been replaced by a public swimming pool and the park has been partly destroyed.
- The city walls.
On October 12, 1918, Yvonne Viesley, age 10, was shot by a German soldier after she tried a piece of bread to French prisoners through the bars of a gate. French president Poincaré gave her a posthumous medal of honor on September 11, 1919. A monument has been built where she fell.
People born in Marchienne-au-Pont
- Fernand Verhaegen, painter and etcher
- Écho de la Sambre - A newspaper that was published in Marchienne-au-Pont.
- Marc Dutroux, owned a house in Marchienne-au-Pont. Julie and Mélissa were held captive here for a short while after their kidnapping.
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