The city of Mons is located in the south of Belgium, it is a surprisingly beautiful and lively city. The city of Mons is spread over five mountains. Mons, French for mountains, owes its name to these mountains.
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The old town of Bergen in particular is a joy to explore. In the center is the Grand Place, the main square which is graced by several typical buildings spanning over a period of 400 years, dating back from the 15th to 18th centuries. In particular, the Toison d'Or House of 1615 and the Chapel of St. George of 1604 are two architectural highlights of the city. The protected bell tower above the city and the church of Sainte-Waudru with its interior full of artistic and religious relics are also two of the main attractions. But one of the most beautiful buildings is perhaps the 15th-century town hall. On summer days, the pleasant square is filled with terraces.
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There are almost no large international retail stores in the center of Mons. Instead, Mons has many cozy shops and boutiques. Mons is therefore a great place to shop, especially if you are looking for an original gift for yourself or a new outfit. Along the way, you will come across many works of art.