Tourist attractions in the region
Hainaut, a Belgian province of which Mons is the capital, holds the national record for heritage sites recognised by UNESCO with 20 listed sites, buildings and events. Over such a small area, this is really exceptional... In the region of Mons there are some real treasures waiting to be discovered: the Canal du Centre boat lifts (1998), the Belfry of Mons (1999), the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes (2000), the Doudou (Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005), the site of the Grand-Hornu (2012) and the Universal Bibliographic Repertory of Mundaneum, which was added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2013.
MONS - TOP 10
10 top reasons to fall in love with Mons!
Culture is Here! Mons, love at first sight!
Hainaut, a Belgian province of which Mons is the capital, holds the national record for heritage sites recognised by UNESCO with 20 listed sites, buildings and events.
Design, applied arts and contemporary arts
A former coalmine considered to be the jewel in the crown of Belgium’s industrial heritage, a building dedicated to design and the applied arts, a museum of contemporary art... All on one site! Just a few kilometres from Mons, the Grand-Hornu invites you on a journey of discovery.
Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh in the Borinage, the emergence of an artist…
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the world´s most loved artists whose career began in the Borinage. His paintings, drawings and letters inspire people of all ages.
Mons, the First & the Last
The First World War was particularly bloody, causing millions of casualties. Mons did not escape the destructive wave of events and, against its will, played host to major and tragic events.
Mons by bike
visitMons offers you a complete and varied package around the cycling theme.
From classic and electric bicycle rental to discover the region and its treasures along the crossroads network in Cœur du Hainaut, through the tourist cycling routes that allow you to crisscross the region with no less than 15 bicycle routes for the whole family.
Visit the Grand-Large lake of the marina
Pleasure and relaxation
The site of Grand-Large, with a total land area of 80 hectares, is situated in the territory of Grand Mons, barely 2km from the city centre.