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Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015

The city of Mons, cultural capital of Wallonia, has an impressive heritage. It has also been chosen as European Capital of Culture 2015.


Mons possesses numerous listed sites such as Mons Belfry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mons Town Hall or the Treasure of the St-Waudru's Collegiate Church in Mons.


Every year, at the start of the summer, Mons and its Grand Place are the main stage for a remarkable folkloric event listed by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage: the Doudou: Golden Carriage, Lumeçon Battle & Ducasse Sainte-Waudru.

Just a few kilometres outside the city centre, lies the superbly restored industrial Grand-Hornu Mining Site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This site houses the MAC's - Museum of Contemporary Art of the French-speaking Community, which houses remarkable temporary exhibitions.

Only 6km from Mons you'll find the Pass - Science adventure park, an original science museum to discover with the family.


Visit Mons by bicycle with Blue-bike


Blue-bike is a classic or electric bicycle rental service available in 39 Belgian train stations.


Make the most of this great system and set off to discover the city and its attractions at your own rhythm and in an ecological way.


To find out more or to book your bike, visit the website


Discover Mons 2015 - European Capital of Culture.