Thuin is a municipality of the Belgian province of Hainaut in Wallonia. It is the administrative seat of the arrondissement Thuin.

After Thuin the surrounding countryside is designated to Thudinie.


The city Thuin lies on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Sambre Biesmelle in the and divided into an upper and a lower town.

The municipality includes the towns of Thuin Biercée, Biesme -sous- Thuin, Donstiennes, Gozée, Leers -et- Fosteau, Ragnies, Thuillies and the city Thuin.


For the first time Thuin was mentioned as Tudinio in a goods classification of the monastery Lobbes 866. Since 888 was the venue to the French Revolution, so 900 years, under the rule of Liege. 972, Bishop of Liege Notger build a first stone city walls. In the 12th and 15th centuries the increase of population required in each case an extension of the fortifications.

1675 to 1678, French troops occupied Thuin, but the Peace of Nijmegen, the city came back to the Spanish Netherlands. General François Séverin Marceau in 1794 conquered the city, which belonged to the French State, together with the entire region from 1795 to 1814. The Abbey Alder was destroyed down to the ground.

During the Belgian Revolution Thuin was part of the Belgian state. During the First World War, the city, like many Belgian cities, drawn at the beginning of the war affected: Already in August 1914 fought near the enemy: the 5th French Army was encircled in Charleroi by the German troops and suffered heavy losses.


  • Belfry: Built in 1639 Belfry was originally the bell tower of the church of Saint- Théodard, which was canceled in 1811 in order to obtain space for a place. The tower is one other bell towers Flanders and Wallonia as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Tramway Museum: The Tramway Museum in the lower town on the site of the former small station Thuin - West shows historic tram lines that were in the region, especially in Charleroi, in use. From here there are also trips to Lobbes Museum.


Thuin is located on the National Road 59, which comes from Seneffe and GOZEE meets the N 53 ( Charleroi Chimay ).

Thuin has a station on the railway line Charleroi- Erquelinnes that was part of the main route between Paris and northern Germany before using the Thalys.


With the Italian community Torgnon in the Aosta Valley is a town twinning.