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Grand Place, Mons

(4.2/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Shop, eat, and people-watch at Grand Place, the main square of Mons. It is marked by a belfry whose copper has turned green with oxidation. The buildings touch each other and form a barrier around the perimeter of the cobbled square. Sit down at one of the many restaurants and cafes; see if you can find an open table on one of the terraces, which is a good spot to take in the buzz of activity. You'll also find a variety of chocolate shops and boutiques filling the ground floors of the buildings. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Mons holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Grand Place and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you visitors, you have the choice of dining, drinking good good beers from us! If the Sun is out, you can also enjoy the many terraces that are available to you, you have everything around you what same House and do the shops, museums, the City Hall with our Mons monkey... don't leave without going to caress the head! Come take a walk in Mons...
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  • The square is very pretty, beautiful architecture. Area very lively of made of the weather and the terraces of cafes crowded...
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  • Gem of the historical city of Mons. Beautiful architecture, many terraces with its bars, restaurants. Place very lively, very nice, always in motion. Think of caressing the head of the little monkey who is on the façade of the Town Hall, luck of Mons.
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  • The heart of the old town, with popular cafes and restaurants for locals and visitors alike.
  • Cute little square, nice shops around it.
  • Magnificent square which reminds the architecture of Flemish cities and that Belgian was once divided in 2, but vertically.
  • Belle place
  • I would have put more stars if this place, which has beautiful buildings, didn't have some gaps. For example, a fountain that works in bad season (ecology is not a luxury :)), much of homeless at the doors of banks, theatres and other tourist points (I have nothing against them, of course, but it reached the coast of the places), the place has only of cafes whose activity is really not diversified. The newsstand concert is put on rare occasions. For a city wanting to focus on culture, the place is not a place where culture is present. The coat of arms is not enough, Mons should be more open to this topic!
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