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Grand-Hornu, Mons

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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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  • Must visit if you are visiting Mons. The modern art exhibitions are always interesting, even for a non-expert as myself. The site itself makes you wonder about the life of all the coal miners and the ...  more »
  • this is fun, the views are impressive even in january. interesting history and well presented. a little pricey.  more »
  • Appears to have been a military engineering school based on the bronze statue in the center of the plain. Apparently the engineering wasn't that good because the building and grounds are in full disre...  more »
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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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