How about (re)discovering the European Capital of Culture?
Welcome to Mons, the City of the Doudou. A city blessed by heaven, defended by a valiant knight when threatened by a dragon. During la Ducasse, the whole city comes together to fight El Biète! Unique, UNESCO-protected folklore that can be experienced throughout the year thanks to the Doudou museum! Mons, cradled by History and abounding in major architectural and cultural heritage, was designated European Capital of Culture in 2015! It’s also the cultural capital of Wallonia with a host of museums, including the BAM (Museum of Fine Arts Mons), which boasts 15,000 works from the 20th century. Walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Verlaine and others, through the city’s streets and alleys out of time. Gaze at the elegant façades of the Grand-Place the way you’d contemplate a painting. Don’t pass by there without stroking the monkey of the Grand Garde, or you’ll have a year of bad luck! Finally, take in a splendid view of Mons from the top of its belfry, the only Baroque-style one in Belgium. Lose yourself in the immense Sainte-Waudru collegiate church. Mons is also synonymous with cuisine and numerous renowned restaurants! Montois nights will leave you with an everlasting memory of merriment!