Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Mons, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 1.3 km
Ascend 33 m
Descend 15 m

Explore Mons in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Mons

Sight 1: Église Saint-Nicolas-en-Havré

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The Church of Saint-Nicolas-en-Havré is a religious building located in the Belgian municipality of Mons, in the province of Hainaut.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicolas-en-Havré (FR), Heritage Website

686 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Chapel of Saint Callixtus

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The Saint-Calixte chapel is an old religious building (desecrated), built in the 11th century and altered in the 14th century, located in the historic center of the city of Mons in Belgium. Chapel of the castle of the counts of Hainaut. Today it is part of the Mons belfry site and remains visible in the form of guided tours.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint-Calixte de Mons (FR), Heritage Website

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Beffroi

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The Belfry of Mons is one of the more recent among the belfries of Belgium and France. At a height of 87 metres (285 ft), it dominates the city of Mons, Belgium, which is itself constructed on a hill. This belfry, classified in Belgium since 15 January 1936, belongs to the major cultural patrimony of Wallonia. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on 1 December 1999, for its unique architecture, civic importance, and testimony to the birth of municipal influence and power in the area. It is the only one in Belgium that is constructed in Baroque style.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Mons (EN), Website, Heritage Website

53 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Parc du Château

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The remains of the castle enclosure of the former castle of Mons are the remains of fortifications erected towards the end of the twelfth century and located in the centre of the city of Mons in the province of Hainaut (Belgium). They surround the park of the Castle.

Wikipedia: Enceinte castrale de l'ancien château comtal de Mons (FR)

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Musée du Chanoine Puissant

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The powerful canon museum comes from the powerful canon Edmond canon collection which bequeathed its collection to the city of Mons in 1933. This gift was made up of a collection of objects and two buildings.

Wikipedia: Musée Chanoine Puissant (FR)

208 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Collégiale Sainte-Waudru

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Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Mons, Belgium, named in honour of Saint Waltrude. The church is a notable example of Gothic architecture, and is protected by the heritage register of Wallonia.

Wikipedia: Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church (EN), Heritage Website


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