Grand-Hornu, Mons

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  • Very great achievement combining past and present. Place restored with respect and a remarkable contemporary spirit.
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  • Very nice site full of history, exhibitions, beautiful restaurant, bookstore interesting, short top.
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  • This former industrial, surrounded by small working class houses, has a romantic atmosphere, with its large columns in the void... But it is better not to go on a rainy day, it can be pretty depressing... and it is quite difficult to access without a car (train to Mons + bus TEC)
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  • Interesting site. Has been converted to an art gallery with an admission fee. But you can still walk the grounds of this old mining site (although nothing of the actual mines is still visible) for free. The 2 euro audioguide is well worth the money. Loved the storytelling!
  • 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.
  • an old mineshaft
  • If you're into industrial archaeology, here's a site that's been proposed for the Unesco World Heritage list.
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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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