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Visit Mons and its surrounding area in 2015



Mons, city of art and culture, has 3 masterpieces on UNESCO's world heritage list, and in 2015, the city presents 5 new museums.

Back in 2002, Mons was officially named "Walloon Capitale of Culture".  The city of the Doudou is a city full of charm that launches you into the past and can be easily discovered thanks to its numerous pedestrian zones, its squares and its romantic gardens.

In Mons, you can discover genuine UNESCO treasures: the Neolithic mines of Spiennes, the Belfry, the only Baroque belfry in Belgium that is know as "El catiau", and the traditional Ducasse ritual which begins every year on Trinity weekd (first weekend after Pentecost). These three gems of Mons and UNESCO heritage will be showcased through three of the five new museums that you can now visit now in Mons.

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Artothèque, 50000 pieces at your fingertips

Artothèque, 50000 pieces at your fingertips
© Guy Focant - SPW - Patrimoine

At the heart of the new hub of museums in Mons, the Artothèque is a place of conservation, restoration and study for heritage from the Mons region....

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BAM - Beaux Arts de Mons - Mons Fine Arts Museum

BAM - Beaux Arts de Mons - Mons Fine Arts Museum
© Rino Noviello Light

The BAM, Mons Fine Arts museum, is a museum to be (re)discovered and a cultural creation space that hosts many events....

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François Duesberg Museum

François Duesberg Museum
© Gregory Mathelot

Discover the extraordinary decorative arts Museum in Mons, the François Duesberg Museum. An outstanding collection of new before seen, rare objects await you....

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Grand-Hornu historical site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions

Grand-Hornu historical site: Industrial Archaeology & Temporary Exhibitions
© SPW-Patrimoine - Guy Focant

The Grand-Hornu, one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2012....

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Le Pass - The Science Adventure Park in Frameries

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Le Pass - The Science Adventure Park in Frameries
© Serge Brison

The Pass is a group of interactive exhibitions that help you discover science differently was a family. Only 6km from Mons....

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MAC's - Museum of Contemporary Art of the French-speaking Community

MAC's - Museum of Contemporary Art of the French-speaking Community
© Gobert

The MAC's, the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Belgium's French-speaking Community, is found on the UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining site....

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Maison Léon Losseau

Maison Léon Losseau
© P. Tombelle

The House of lawyer Léon Losseau was imagined by the genius of Victor Horta and architect Paul Saintenoy...

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MMM, Mons Memorial Museum

MMM, Mons Memorial Museum
© ph. M.Lefrancq - Tableau de Marcel Gillis

The city home to the Doudou invites you to discover the Mons Memorial Museum or MMM, a new museum about how the city lived through wars....

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Mons Belfry and its museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mons Belfry and its museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
© DR

A listed UNESCO World Heritage site, this 87 metre tall building is the only baroque-style belfry in Belgium. ...

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Mons Doudou Museum and Jardin du Mayeur

Mons Doudou Museum and Jardin du Mayeur
© Jean Francois Berhin

Located in the Jardin du Mayeur, the Mons Doudou Museum invites you to discover the rich world of the Ducasse, a jewel of world heritage and Mons folklore....

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Mundaneum - The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Archive Centre

Mundaneum - The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Archive Centre
© frederic raevens

The Mundaneum, archive centre and exhibition space is an unmissable cultural spot for discovering Mons, the European Capital of Culture 2015....

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Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes - SILEX'S Mons

Neolithic flint mines in Spiennes - SILEX'S Mons
© JLDUBOIS_SRPH

The neolithic splint mines in Spiennes, a listed World UNESCO heritage site, and the brand new SILEX'S interpretation centre await you only 6km from Mons....

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SINT-CALIXTE'S CHAPEL

SINT-CALIXTE'S CHAPEL
© F. Daniel - Jemappes

The St-Calixte's Chapel (11th century) has been restored and houses the Museum of the Count's Castle (archeological discoveries, medieval iconography...), audiovisual show....

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Treasure of the St-Waudru's Collegiate Church in Mons

Treasure of the St-Waudru's Collegiate Church in Mons
© OPT-Joseph Jeanmart

This is one of the most beautiful collections of goldsmith's works in Belgium ranging from the12th to the 19th century....

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Van Gogh's House, the Maison du Marais in Cuesmes

Van Gogh's House, the Maison du Marais in Cuesmes
© OT Mons / Quentin Dardenne

Situated near to Mons, the Maison du Marais is dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh, one of the greatest painters from the 19th century....

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