Dive into the history of Mons

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Mons already known as the Royal and Imperial city was built in the heart of beautiful nature.

Discover the city of Mons, the European Capital of Culture, in 2015, a city full of architectural heritage. Starting from the Grand-Place, discover the exterior of the Mons City Hall and the Jardin du Mayeur (Mayor's Garden) created in 1930 and famous for the Mischievous Boy Fountain.

Take a walk along some old streets to get close to the only baroque belfry in Belgium, recognised by UNESCO since 1999. Its park on the heights of Mons, on the former location of the castle of the Counts of Hainaut, offers an excellent panorama of the city.

Finally, enter the Collegiate Church of Sainte-Waudru, renowned for its architecture and incredible patrimony: the 16th-century glass windows, the statues of Jacques Du Broeucq, one of the best architects and sculptors of the Renaissance, the shrines of Sainte- Waudru ....,

The guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Ducasse de Mons, recognised by UNESCO as an Oral and Intangible Heritage since 2015. Indeed, during the weekend of Trinity, all the people of Mons go into a frenzy to celebrate the traditional Ducasse known as "the Doudou", a festival re-enacting the legendary battle between Saint George and the dragon.



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