Driving Holidays to Mons
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Mons is a Walloon city that is the capital of the Belgian province of Hainaut, about forty miles south of Brussels close to the French border. Located on a small hillside, Mons is at the point at which the Canal du Centre and the Conde-Mons Canal verge, for many years being the main shipping centre for the Borinage district.
Church of St. WaudruBoasting some of the most striking Brabantine and Gothic architecture in the region, this 15th century collegiate church is regarded as one of the city's major symbols. Inside the church there are many works by sculptor Jacques Du Brœucq.
The Four LiftsSituated on a short stretch of the the historic Canal du Centre between Mons and La Louvière, this series of hydraulic boat lifts were built in 1888 by the John Cockerill company and inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.
Fine Arts MuseumFilled with some of Belgium's best artwork, this museum delves into the celebrated history of painting in the Lowlands. On show are numerous pieces from both local and international artists, making for an ample and extensive collection.
Military History MuseumMons has a fascinating military history and this comprehensive museum is filled with artifacts and documents from years gone by up to the present day, helping to tell the story of Belgium's armed forces.
City HallDating back to the 15th century, this grand structure is is located at the very heart of the city, with the lush gardens and Ropieur fountain to the rear. The bronze monkey at the entrance to the building is said to provide good fortune if you stroke its head.
François Duesberg MuseumLocated on the site of the former National Bank of Belgium, this intriguing museum is home to an amazing collection of objects from the 18th and 19th century, including porcelain, silverware and clocks.