The Doudou of Mons discovery trail, a cultural heritage listed by Unesco
Sport and relaxation
Walking or hiking
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.
Thousands of participants join every year, the crowd getting bigger as time goes by... There are 4 key moments in these celebrations: the descent of the shrine of Saint Waudru, the procession leading it through the town, pushing the Car d'Or (a golden carriage) up the hill, the Lumeçon battle.
Words can't describe the feeling of happiness in Mons - you simply have to come and experience it!
Walking trail through the town centre of Mons
Distance: 2 km Duration: 1h30 Departure point: Belfry
COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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