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

  • 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!

Practical information

Walking trail through the town centre of Mons

Distance: 2 km
Duration: 1h30
Departure point: Belfry


More information


Minimum distance2 Km


Minimum duration1:30


The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.