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.
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, a museum hosting remarkable temporary exhibitions, which houses remarkable temporary exhibitions.
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 www.blue-bike.be website
Discover Mons 2015 - European Capital of Culture.