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Mons is a city and a municipality in the Belgian province of Hainaut. The city has 92 523 inhabitants (2011).It is located near the border with France and under an hour by train from Brussels.Population speaks French.
Mons is known to be the cultural capital of Wallonia, and in 2015, Mons chosen to be European Capital of Culture. The year will include celebrated with a major exhibition of Van Gogh Art Museum in BAM. Van Gogh lived in Mons over a year, and one of the attractions is to visit the house where he lived. Another museum worth visiting is the Museum of Modern Art, MAC’s – Musée des Arts Con-tempo rains, located in an old factory building just outside the city. Around Mons was once an important area for mining.
Each year, held a famous medieval festival in Mons, The Ducasse de Mons or Doudou as it’s called. It starts fifty-eight days after Easter. Mons is known for its beautiful buildings and monuments, like the City Hall in the Gothic style from the 1500s. Old town is very attractive with romantic narrow streets concentrated around the Plaza Mayor.
Mons is a city that has hosted many important historical events. It was here that the British had their first game under 1 World 23 and 24 august 1914. They had to make way for the Germans.
The nearest airport is Brussels South Charleroi Airport located 47 km from Mons.