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A great place to see the world go by. The Grand Place has many eateries and places to drink. You can even catch the odd wedding at the Hotel de Ville which is well worth a second look. It is a beautiful building.
Mons' Hôtel de Ville or city hall in English is definitely one of the most beautiful in the entire world. There is a little bronze monkey on the wall. Pat his head, it will bring you luck and good fortune. And don't forget to visit...More
I viewed the outside only and have not been inside the Town Hall itself. See the plaques in the entrance archway of Mons Town Hall in memory of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, the Canadian Corps and of the Americans for their food parcels sent...More
Mons' Hotel de Ville is the centrepiece of the sweeping Grand Place. A 15th century delight with a nice little garden tucked in behind it is worth a few minutes of your time. Also note the memorials in the entrance to the Canadians (who apparently...More
The exterior of the building hints at the beauty inside and it doesn't disappoint. Richly appointed rooms are regal and simply stunning. The view of the Grand Place from the balcony is a definite highlight. Visiting hours are limited so check in advance before planning...More
Many years ago long before the calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review I was traveling on a train from Bruxelles to Paris. I had stopped at Tournai and was coming south to crossing the...More