Mons is the capital of the Belgian province of Hainaut. The region’s history goes back as far as the 1st century BC, when the Nevii inhabited it. The town underwent many power struggles having been under French, English, German and Belgian occupation. The city returned back to Belgium control after the Second World War, and has become an important commercial centre. Book a car rental in Mons from our website for a smooth stay in the town.
Rising over 87 metres above the ground, this seventeenth century building towers over the city. The belfry has baroque style architecture and a 49-bell carillon. The bells give the town a sense of mystery as they ring over the town. This is a great attraction in the town and was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage in December 1999. The City Hall makes an interesting visit for its flamboyant gothic architecture and the good fortune monkey statue in front of the building.
Mons holds an annual Doudou, which is a week of festivities originating from the 14th century. The festival is held on Trinity Sunday and is meant to bring prosperity to the city. The festival starts by entrusting the city mayor with the reliquary of Saint Waltrude. The reliquary is placed on a golden chariot, which is paraded through the streets and then taken near the church of Saint Waltrude. A fight between Saint George and the dragon marks the end of the festivities. Join in the fun and honour the town’s culture and traditions. Ensure your car for hire in Mons is parked safely away from the festivities.
Dining in Mons is a lovely experience once you discover the right spots. I’Art des Mets is one such place that will leave you speechless. The restaurant redefines finesse, excellence and amazing food. The staff is very friendly and efficient, providing a five star hotel experience. The inventive dishes provide an unusual but exciting dining experience. The unpredictability of the menu keeps one guessing and coming back for more. The wine pairing is excellent, making this a dining gem in Mons. A car for rent in Mons will come in handy to get your there in time for your reservation, as the restaurant has high customer flow.
The town offers some unique attractions in nearby towns that are worth renting a car to explore Venture out to the neighbouring towns like Frameries, Binche and Maubeuge. Catch the Strepy-Thieu boat lift in Le Roeulx or climb 265 to the top of belfry of Tournai in Tournai, a UNESCO World heritage Site.
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