While the battle of the Lumecon and the ascent of the golden carriage are unmissable, Mons has many other treasures to offer you all year round which are equally captivating.

The Belfry

Listed as a l’UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 87-metre high edifice is the only Baroque belfry in Belgium. A proud symbol of local identity, “El Catiau” as the locals affectionately call it, was erected in the 17th century. Recently, a museum dedicated to its history and its close links to the town has been set up here.

The 'Doudou' Museum

Located in the Jardin du Mayeur, the Doudou Museum invites you to discover the Ducasse, a gem of world heritage and the folklore of Mons. Enter its universe and attend a legendary combat between Saint George and the dragon!

Ther Sainte-Waudru Collegiate

This impressive Gothic collegiate church was built from 1450 to 1621. It will amaze you with its splendid alabaster statues by Jacques Du Broeucq, its magnificent 16th-century stained-glass windows and even its treasury, one of the most beautiful collections of religious jewellery in Belgium. St Waltrude’s Collegiate Church conceals other gems that are well-rooted in the folklore of Mons.

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Want an original tour which combines authenticity, exchange and sharing? The Greeters of Mons are a series of volunteers passionate about their town and ready to make you discover it through their eyes and sharing their favourite places, good addresses, anecdotes, etc.

More to visit in Mons

  • Théâtre Royal de Mons
    Mons

    Théâtre Royal de Mons

    Created between 1841 and 1843, the Theátre Royal is stunning neo classical building on the Grand Place de Mons, with arcades on street level.
  • BAM - Musée des Beaux-Arts in Mons
    Mons

    BAM - Musée des Beaux-Arts in Mons

    Le BAM, Fine Arts of Mons, is a museum to (re) discover and a space of cultural creation
  • The Doudou Museum in Mons and its Jardin du Mayeur
    Mons

    The Doudou Museum in Mons and its Jardin du Mayeur

    Located in the Jardin du Mayeur, the Doudou Museum invites you to discover the rich world of the Ducasse, listed as world heritage.
  • Mons Belfry: a fascinating monument
    Mons

    Mons Belfry: a fascinating monument

    Discover the full beauty of Belgium's only baroque belfry by taking its panoramic lift and enjoying the view over the city.
  • Maison Léon Losseau: an Art Nouveau gem in Mons
    Maison Léon Losseau, Treasure of art nouveau in Mons
    Mons

    Maison Léon Losseau: an Art Nouveau gem in Mons

    Passing through Mons? Be sure to visit the Maison Losseau, a jewel of Art Nouveau architecture located in the heart of the Doudou's city.
  • Saint-Calixte Chapel and Castle Comtal Museum in Mons
    Saint-Hubert
    Mons

    Saint-Calixte Chapel and Castle Comtal Museum in Mons

    The Chapelle Saint-Calixte de Mons is home to the Château Comtal museum. We discover an exhibition on the Belfry, the remains and other frescoes.
  • Mons' town hall's monkey
    Mons

    Mons' town hall's monkey

    "What woman wants, Monkey can get for her"
  • The Sainte-Waudru collegiate church
    Mons

    The Sainte-Waudru collegiate church

    The treasury at the Saint Waudru collegiate church in Mons houses a beautiful collection of silver and gold religious icons: statues, paintings and ancient manuscripts dating from the 12th-19th centuries. The church is built in Gothic style Brabant from the 15th to the 17th centuries, with splendid alabaster statues of
  • Mons Regional Natural Science Museum
    Saint-Hubert
    Mons

    Mons Regional Natural Science Museum

    Mons Regional Natural Science Museum is a free museum sure to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.
  • Mundaneum: Mons paper Google
    Come and learn about the world at the Mudaneum in Mons
    Mons

    Mundaneum: Mons paper Google

    The Mundaneum is an exceptional archive centre and exhibition space in Mons, known to hold 12 million bibliographic records. Le Monde describes it as the Paper Google and the New York Times as The Web Time Forgot.
  • The Arthothèque: discover the life of museums backstage
    Mons

    The Arthothèque: discover the life of museums backstage

    The Arthothèque reveals the hidden life of no less than 50,000 artworks, their renovations, the way they are stored and protected when not on show to the public.
  • François Duesberg museum (Mons)
    Mons

    François Duesberg museum (Mons)

    Located in the former premises of the National Bank of Belgium, opposite the Sainte-Waudru collegiate church, this museum offers a fascinating insight in the life of French society from the reign of Louis XVI to the Restoration. Dedicated to decorative art, its collections feature quite unusual, if not rare, pieces.
  • Triobalade: take a tricycle to visit Mons
    Mons

    Triobalade: take a tricycle to visit Mons

    Discover Mons in a memorable way! Simply jump on a tricycle and choose your trail: cultural, romantic or foodie.
  • Maison de la Mémoire de Mons and Couvent des Sœurs Noires
    Saint-Hubert
    Mons

    Maison de la Mémoire de Mons and Couvent des Sœurs Noires

  • MMM: Mons Mémorial Museum
    Mons

    MMM: Mons Mémorial Museum

    The city of the Doudou invites you to discover the MMM or Mons Memorial Museum: a new cultural space retracing its story through the two world wars.
  • The Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, a river gem in Wallonia
    Discover the Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, dominating the Canal du centre
    Thieu

    The Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, a river gem in Wallonia

    Located on the Canal du Centre, the Strépy-Thieu funicular lift is the largest boat lift and its 73.15 metres incline is the largest in the world. An absolute must see if you are travelling through the Hainaut region.
  • The Brasserie Saint-Lazare
    Mons

    The Brasserie Saint-Lazare

    The Brasserie Saint-Lazare specialises in bespoke beer... Come and discover the brewery in Mons how the magic happens.
  • Lago: a swimming pool for sports, fun and relaxation lovers in Mons
    Mons

    Lago: a swimming pool for sports, fun and relaxation lovers in Mons

    This aquatic space in Mons offers a fantastic range of fun attractions for the whole family.
  • Nimy museum: ceramics and potteries from Mons ans its region
    Nimy

    Nimy museum: ceramics and potteries from Mons ans its region

    Nimy was once famous for its exquisite china skills. A page of history you can explore fully in the town's museum, home to a fascinating collection of potteries as well as other crafts mastered in the region.
  • Maison Van Gogh, the Marais' house in Cuesmes
    Cuesmes

    Maison Van Gogh, the Marais' house in Cuesmes

    Located near Mons, the Maison du Marais is dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh, one of the greatest painters from the 19th century.
  • The Héribus mining heap near Mons: a superb viewpoint
    Mons

    The Héribus mining heap near Mons: a superb viewpoint

    Walk all the way up this mining heap, a memory of Le Borinage's former key industry, to enjoy a superb view over Mons...
  • Maison des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (Obourg)
    Mons

    Maison des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (Obourg)

    The Maison des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre, in Obourg, aims at raising the public's awareness of natural and environmental science.
  • Visit the former quarry of Obourg
    Mons

    Visit the former quarry of Obourg

    The Maison des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre invites you to enjoy a guided tour the quarry of Obourg (Mons), redeveloped as a natural, educational area. A nature guide will presen the local flora and fauna of this incredible ecosystem: wild orchids, gulls, deer... live by the limestone cliffs.
  • SILEX'S Mons: the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes
    Spiennes

    SILEX'S Mons: the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes

    Just 6 km from Mons, the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes or SILEX'S, listed by UNESCO, are well worth a visit...
  • The Saint-Symphorien military cemetery
    Saint-Symphorien

    The Saint-Symphorien military cemetery

    Pause for a moment of silence in one of the most beautiful military cemeteries in Belgium, 2 km from Mons.