"MON'S - WELL WORTH A STOP!" Top 5 Page for this destination Mons by balhannah

Mons Travel Guide: 264 reviews and 578 photos

Mons is the capital of the Province of Hainaut and is about 35 miles south of Brussels.

Did you know Maison du Marais, is the house were Van Gogh lived between 1879 and 1880.

You can visit and see the original work "Les Bêcheurs" (1880).

On August 23 and 24, 1914, Mons was the site of the first battle fought by the British Army in World War I.

The British were forced to retreat and the town was occupied by the Germans, until its liberation by the Canadian Corps during the final days of the war.

I enjoyed Mon's, especially the Town Square!

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  • Last visit to Mons: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    Although city was almost totaly destroyed by German artillery in 1914 some medieval heritage, as i see, survived.

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Thanks Dee for the walk down memory lane! Nice page on Mons!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    Somehow I have never been to Mons. It looks like an interesting place to stop.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Oct 14, 2013 at 4:32 AM

      Mons was interesting, Hope you are able to go there one day! Thanks for the visit!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    thats an interesting place with some really great architecture !

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    I love the square, Dee and the Belgians sure know how to build a beautiful Town Hall. I'd like to visit here.


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