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Grand Place, Mons

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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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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  • The main square does seem to be the main part of the town centre. The city is trying to promote other parts of the town, but the focus does seem to be the Grand Place. The square is nearly surrounded ...  more »
  • Beautiful buildings!! Love the architecture, so much to see. Lots of restaurants, bakeries, museums and more!! Fun the people watch. Just wish people would put their trash in the many trash cans provi...  more »
  • Typical Belgian "Grand Place". The hotel de ville and the belfry make this place particular. During the summer is nice to seat outside one of the bar/restaurant and enjoy a beer. During xtmas time is ...  more »
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  • A nostalgic place to have a beer or food.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful buildings