For a successful stay, take to the road to discover the surrounding area. You’ll be rewarded by discovering some exceptional places.

  • 14-18 battlefield commemorations in Mons
    Saint-Hubert
    Mons

    14-18 battlefield commemorations in Mons

    Mons and its region became the central stage to fierce fighting on August 22, 23 and 24, 1914, when British soldiers met German forces. Many ceremonies, every summer, pay tribute to the thousands of soldiers who fell during these cruel days. Come and join us to keep the memory of this page of history alive.
  • The Doudou of Mons discovery trail, a cultural heritage listed by Unesco
    Mons

    The Doudou of Mons discovery trail, a cultural heritage listed by Unesco

    This 2-km trail is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this unique tradition, celebrated in Mons and listed by UNESCO. The "Doudou", as these folkloric festivities are nicknamed, have btaken place on the Trinity weekend since the 14th century.
  • The Grand-Hornu discovery trail, part of the Unesco cultural heritage
    Saint-Hubert
    Mons

    The Grand-Hornu discovery trail, part of the Unesco cultural heritage

    Come and discover the Grand-Hornu mining site, listed as world heritage by UNESCO in 2012.
  • Mons' UNESCO discovery trails
    Saint-Hubert
    Mons

    Mons' UNESCO discovery trails

    These new walking and cycling trails are perfect to discover Mons and its region's cultural heritage, recognised by UNESCO.
  • 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.
  • Car-free | Mons - Tournai
    Mons

    Car-free | Mons - Tournai

  • 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.
  • Grand-Large: Mons leisure marina
    Mons

    Grand-Large: Mons leisure marina

    The crossing point of a canal network as well as French and Dutch rivers, Grand-Large, Mons leisure marina, really gives a European vibe! It has 157 moorings and a modern harbourmaster's office.
  • 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.
  • SPARKOH!: a scientific adventures park (Frameries)
    Frameries

    SPARKOH!: a scientific adventures park (Frameries)

    Le Pass is a unique attraction featuring interactive, family friendly exhibitions to approach science in a different way. The site is situated just 6 km fro
  • Jemappes communal park (Hainaut)
    Saint-Hubert
    Jemappes

    Jemappes communal park (Hainaut)

    This stunning park is only a few minutes walk away from the town centre of Jemappes, a sweet village in the Hainaut. Its 20 hectares are a pure invite for strolls.
  • Royal Golf Club of the Hainaut
    Erbisoeul

    Royal Golf Club of the Hainaut

    The Royal Golf Club of the Hainaut is situated in the Belgian municipality of Jurbise, only a few kilometres from Mons, on sandy land surrounded by heather
  • Gardens in bloom at the Château des Ducs d'Havré (near Mons)
    Havré

    Gardens in bloom at the Château des Ducs d'Havré (near Mons)

    The Château des Ducs d'Havré, near Mons, is home to splendid flower gardens, fully in bloom between June and September.
  • The Château d'Havré (near Mons)
    Mons

    The Château d'Havré (near Mons)

    The Château d'Havré is a beautiful, ancient building built just on the outskirts of Mons, in Belgium.
  • Try the sparkling wines of Domaine du Chant d'Eole
    Quévy-le-Grand

    Try the sparkling wines of Domaine du Chant d'Eole

    Domaine du Chant d'Eole is a Walloon vineyard in Quévy-le-Grand, a charming village in the countryside of Mons.
  • The Grand Hornu site: cultural heritage, exhibitions, design and innovation
    Come visit the historical site of Grand Hornu, A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012
    Hornu

    The Grand Hornu site: cultural heritage, exhibitions, design and innovation

    Take a former coal mine, get it listed by UNESCO as World Heritage and you get the CID of the Grand Hornu: an innovation and design centre, featuring temporary exhibitions on design, applied art and contemporary art.
  • MAC's: the Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
    Hornu

    MAC's: the Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

    The MAC's, or Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, welcomes you to the UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining site.
  • The Musée de la fête foraine et de la Mémoire (Saint-Ghislain) is dedicated to fun fairs of yesteryear
    Saint-Ghislain

    The Musée de la fête foraine et de la Mémoire (Saint-Ghislain) is dedicated to fun fairs of yesteryear

    The Musée de la Foire et de la Mémoire invite visitors to travel through the fairs and ducasses of the past, from the Middle Age to the present days. Seeing the hook a duck games, the carousels, the bumper cars, street food stalls of yesteryear, you might very well feel like a child again.
  • Maison Van Gogh de Colfontaine
    Colfontaine

    Maison Van Gogh de Colfontaine

    Hidden treasure of Colfontaine, the residence of Vincent van Gogh during his years in the Borinage is an inavoidable part of Van Gogh's life history.
  • Thieu Leisure Marina
    Saint-Hubert
    Thieu

    Thieu Leisure Marina

    The Thieu Leisure Marina can be found on the historical Canal du centre (350 tons), between the boat lift number 4 and the lock number 1, towards Havré.
  • Thieu nature reserve
    Saint-Hubert
    Thieu

    Thieu nature reserve

    This unique nature area near Le Roeulx stretches over 30 hectares and enjoys a fantastic range of fauna and flora.
  • Mont Garni Golf Club
    Baudour

    Mont Garni Golf Club

    The Mont Garni Golf Club, situated in the municipalities of Bandour and Sirault offers a challenging 18-hole course stretched across a 150 ha estate.
  • Boussu castle, its park and museum | Province of Hainaut
    Boussu

    Boussu castle, its park and museum | Province of Hainaut

    Built in the 16th century by Jacques du Broeucq, Boussu Castle offers a visit rich in cutural and nature gems.
  • The Fosselard farm in Quévy
    Ferme Fosselard à Quévy
    Quévy

    The Fosselard farm in Quévy

    The Fosselard invites you to try its dairy products: milk, butter, ice-cream, yogurt, chocolate spreads and cheese.
  • The Agaises vineyard and its sparkling wines (Estinnes)
    Haulchin

    The Agaises vineyard and its sparkling wines (Estinnes)

    Make sure to add the Agaises vineyard on your map when planning your road trip in Wallonia. This estate - the largest in Belgium - produces fantastic sparkling wines.
  • The Delsamme farm in Strepy-Bracquegnies
    Strépy-Bracquegnies

    The Delsamme farm in Strepy-Bracquegnies

    The Delsamme farm is a training work centre focusing on 4 different programs, one being biodynamic cultivation.