Come walk the streets of Gille’s town!
Welcome to Binche, Gille’s town. This legendary, world-famous figure embodies Carnival! The Gille, with his costume in Belgium’s colours, his oranges, his ostrich-feather hat gets thousands of carnival-goers dancing every year on Mardi Gras. The collections of the International Carnival and Mask Museum allow you to relive this atmosphere throughout the year. Don’t miss a stroll in the narrow streets of Binche, or scale the 2.5 kilometres of ramparts that surround the town. A walk that will plunge you back to the Middle Ages, to the time when Maria of Hungary lived in a sumptuous Renaissance palace. Ruins are all that remain of it today, making the stroll on the ramparts even more intriguing. Crown your visit by sampling Binchoise, one of the numerous beers brewed in Binche!