Mons, European Capital of Culture 2018

Best places to visit Mons

Since 1985, the European Union has chosen one or more cities each year to represent culture . In 2015, the cities of Pilsen in the Czech Republic and Mons in Belgium were named ”  European Capitals of Culture  ” Check out the best places to visit Mons.

The opportunity for us to make you discover the beautiful city of Mons , located 60 kilometers southwest of Brussels.

Source: Flickr (by Ana)

The essentials of Mons

Possessing a remarkable historical and cultural heritage, the city of Mons is one of those cities that appeal to all travelers. Museums, historical monuments, markets, gardens are among the attractions available to visitors.

If the whole city has a charm that is pleasant to discover while strolling in the streets, some sites are simply unavoidable during a stay in Mons …

  • The Belfry of Mons
  • The main square
  • The Collegiate Church of St. Wandru
  • The Mundaneum
  • The Grand Guard Monkey
  • The Spanish House
  • The François Duesberg Museum
Mundaneum, Source: Flickr (By fdecomite)
Collegiate Ste Waudru, Source: Flickr (by grotevriendelijkereus)
Grand Place, Source: Flickr (by Renaat)
Mons Belfry, Source: Flickr by Tales of a Wanderer

The Ducasse of Mons

Impossible to talk about Mons without mentioning his famous Ducasse! Organized every year for the weekend of the Trinity, the Ducasse de Mons or Doudou is an ancestral festival recognized masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Dating back to the Middle Ages, this festival celebrates the patron saint of the city of Mons for several days following the events: descent of the “Hunt of Ste Waudru”, folk procession, “Game of St. George fighting a dragon”, sold out , popular games , etc.

Source: Flickr (by Elio Di Rupo)
Source: Flickr (by Elio Di Rupo)
Source: Flickr (by Elio Di Rupo)

The best restaurants in town

The Walloon country is famous for its beers with incomparable flavors (Chouffe, Orval, Chimay, etc.) but also for its authentic gastronomy and its quality products such as chocolate, cheese and its delicious Ardennes butter.

Source: Flickr (by Don LaVange)

Enjoy your stay in Mons to discover this warm and flavourful cuisine in one of the best restaurants in the city :

  • The Old Well , 48 Rue Léon Save
  • The Fifth Season , 25 Cut Street
  • The Art of Mets, 9 Rue des Clercs
  • Naughty Girl, Bad Boy, 55 Rue de Nimy

Or sleep ?

Discover the legendary Belgian hospitality by choosing one of the best hotels in Mons or its surroundings. Our selection :

  • The Terminus Hotel , 3 Leopold Square
  • The Saint James , 8 Place de Flandre
  • The Dream , 17 Rue de la Grande Triperie
  • Best Western Plus Lido Hotel Mons Center , 112 Rue Des Arbalestriers
  • 19th century inn , 2 Thulin Square, 7350 Thulin

Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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