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Located on the French-speaking Wallonia region is Belgium's third biggest city, Charleroi. The city may not be as stunning as other Belgian destinations but it is notable for being the site of one of Brussels' air travel gateways, the South-Charleroi Airport. The airport is preferred for its low-cost flights by Wizzair and Ryanair.
If you are staying in Downtown Charleroi, the fastest way to get there is by train so you can get off at the Charleroi Train Station South in Square des Martyrs. The downtown area is a convenient place for you to begin your tour of the city, and you can easily get around in it with car hire in Charleroi Downtown.
Charleroi is home to several museums so having a car allows you to take your time in exploring each of the exhibits without worrying about bus schedules or buying Metro passes. The city is also home to one of the World Heritage Sites and that is the Belfry.
Also worth visiting is the Maison Doree, which dates back to 1899 when it was built by Alfred Frere, a known Art Nouveau architect. Cheap car hire in Charleroi Downtown is also convenient when visiting the outlying areas of the city towards other places like Pont-de-Loup or Forchies-la-Marche.
With car rental in Charleroi Downtown, you can also go on day trips to other destinations in the Hainaut province where the city is a part of. The industrial city of La Louviere is just a 30-minute drive from the downtown area via the A15 or the R3, while the provincial capital, Mons, is accessible in about 40 minutes via the A15 or the R3 and A15.