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Sadly we were late in the day on our visit which meant we had to do a tour at speed (which was a shame).
The place is huge with lots of little chapels around the edge but they are all worth looking at.
Arrived in Mons late afternoon and saw this place in all its glory with the sun streaming through its stained glass windows onto the amazing carvings and sculptures inside. This place is so big it dwarfs a huge cherub clad chariot inside.
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We visited, approaching from the Belfry, and since it was our first visit, we took the northern side road to gain access at the west end, since this is the normal public entrance. We found a very steep set of stairs and the doors populated...More
The Collégiale Sainte-Waudru is not only one of the oldest buildings in Mons and in the whole region, it is also the most impressive. Particularly impressive are the remains of Sainte Waudru herself, in the church, and the golden carriage, where these remains are placed,...More
Not only is this a magnificent building, but a great deal of thought has been put into lighting the interior. The result is dramatic and the whole experience of being here is the better for it. There are magnificent statues and paintings, but that doesn't...More
There are several ways into the cathedral - the visitor entrance and up 1,000 steps. The steps are important because inside is the processional carriage of Saint Waudru whose remains are inside. Once a year, the people of Mons gather prior to the big DouDou...More
People talk of the amazing cathedrals and churches of France and larger towns/cities, but Waudru is right up there, if not better than, some of the higher profile churches. It's absolutely breathtaking, welcoming to visitors, and quiet. It's not full of tourists, which I suppose...More