Les souterrains de Philippeville

Philippeville Underground Passages

Useful Information

Location: Entrance at Rue des Religieuses, 2, Philippeville.
Open: JUL to AUG daily 13:30-15.
Other times by reservation.
Fee: Adults EUR 3, Children (0-12) EUR 1.50, Seniors EUR 2.50.
Groups (+): Adults EUR 2.50.
Dimension: L=10,000 m.
Guided tours: L=500 m, D=80 min.
Address: Syndicat d'Initiative et du Tourisme de Philippeville, rue des Religieuses, 2, B-5600 Philippeville, Tel: +32-71-662300, Fax: +32-71-662300. E-mail: contact
Reservations: Tel: +32-71-668985, Tel: +32-71-666496.
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17th cty tunnels created.


The underground passages of the village Philippeville, called simply souterrains de Philippeville, were created during the 17th century to connect the fortress outposts with the main precints. There are 10 kilometers of passages, about 500 m are open to the public. The visitors are first introduced into the history of the town and the region with a threelingual movie. Then the passaged are visited.