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Carnaval de Binche

Binche lives for its Unesco-listed carnival, which culminates on Shrove Tuesday. The undisputed stars are the Gilles, male figures dressed alike in clogs and straw-padded suits decorated with heraldic symbols. In th…
Museum in Binche

Musée International du Carnaval et du Masque

For the low-down on the extraordinary Binche carnival, visit this museum just above the Grand Place. Aside from its Binche collections, this atmospherically lit museum has some exquisite masks and costumes from Afri…