Grand-Hornu, Mons

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  • Cradle of rich culture, Grand Hornu often magnificent exhibitions and deserves to be much more well known! Don't be afraid to venture into the borinage cultural home full!
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  • A place, a museum that will stick in my memory. First, the building itself, a relic of the industrial revolution, when this region was at the top in the world. Now it's cultural heritage with fascinating exhibitions.
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  • A huge park with the streets of the typical houses of the miners l unesco site can be y walk is nice and make discoveries and explanations not say everything
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  • This site is supposedly the site of an industrial age coal mine. That sounds cool. The only problem is that there is no coal mine, just a ruin of an old brick factory building and some long buildings around it that had art exibits in them. If you are coming here to look at art, then it will be worth your time. If you are coming here to look at an industrial age coal mine, you will be sadly disappointed. There is no mine, no equipment, no explanation of what type of work (mining/refining/smelting, etc) took place where or anything like that. There is a restaurant, cafe, and gift shop but I didn't even see coal for sale in the gift shop, just art-related stuff. The experience just really depends on what you expect when you go there but this shold not be toted as a historic coal mine when it is really an art gallery in old industrial buildings.
  • World heritage
  • If you're into industrial archaeology, here's a site that's been proposed for the Unesco World Heritage list.
  • Splendid Museum, an exceptional and very well-chosen exhibitions. The themes of the time, design models, and Japanese are super interesting and well put in value. Take good shoes because you done quickly kilometers.
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  • High place of contemporary art
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Where to stay in Mons

Despite its close proximity to the capital, Mons attracts enough visitors in its own right to offer a small variety of accommodation options. You'll find mostly small, independent hotels clustered in the compact city center and, if you look carefully, a modest selection of low-budget lodgings. To cut costs, consider staying in Brussels and making the short trip by train for the day.
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