In former times, Binche was a mining and textile town. It is known for its architectural heritage: its townwalls including 22 towers are unique in Belgium. It was in the 16th century, during the reign of Charles V., German Emperor, King of Spain and Earl of Hainaut, that Binche reached its heyday. His sister, Mary of Hungary, often lived in Binche where she replaced the old feudal castle by a magnificent Renaissance palace.

The Belfry on the city hall is on the World Heritage List as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France.
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