© OPT/Ricardo de la Riva/ © OPT/J.L.Fémal / © OPT/J.P Rémy
Traditional yet Inventive
A charming little city with an impressive heritage. Mons is busy making preparations to become the European cultural capital in 2015. Discover Mons 2015 - European Cultural Capital.
Mons counts numerous listed sites: The Belfry , the Mons Town Hall or the Treasury of the St-Waudru's Collegiate Church. A few kilometres outside the city centre, you should definitely visit the superbly restored Grand-Hornu Industrial Mining Complex. It houses the MAC's - Museum of Contemporary Art of the French-speaking Community that organises remarkable temporary exhibitions, shrewdly put together by its famous director, Laurent Busine.
Every month of June, Mons and its Grande Place are the main stage of a remarkable folkloric event that is listed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage: the Doudou: Golden Carriage, Lumeçon Battle & Ducasse Sainte-Waudru. No Montois in his right mind would ever want to miss it.