La Louvière, full steam ahead! La Louvière, sometimes referred to as the City of Wolves, is a city of 80 000 inhabitants, located at the heart of the province of Hainault, at the heart of an important communications hub. With the wealth of its industrial past, La Louvière nevertheless focuses on the future. A land of surrealism and rich culture, this capital of the Central Region can take pride in its tourist attractions, heritage and folklore, all internationally renowned. As well as its famous carnival, there is also the Dragone group, which has, since the year 2000, been creating, producing and carrying out world-renowned performances. Following important urban redevelopment projects, the city also hosts infrastructures for competitive economic and commercial activities – spearheaded by the Louvexpo exhibition hall.