"At the heart of Europe, the urban area of Mons is home to 250,000 people who are ready and waiting to welcome you.Mons is ideally situated just between Amsterdam and Paris, by the motorway. Stop is easy and it's worth spending a few hours or even a bit more. European Capital of Culture in 2015, Mons lived a complete metamorphosis with among other the opening of 5 new museums and more than 2 million visitors. Mons and the surrounding region boast an unusual physical and intangible heritage with 4 listings with UNESCO: the Belfry in Mons, the Neolithic mines at Spiennes, the traditional Ducasse de Mons, a fight between Saint Georges and our beloved Dragon, and the site of the Grand-Hornu not forgetting the archives of the Mundaneum ? the paper Google ? which are also listed on UNESCO?s ?Memory of the World? register.Mons is also the place where the most famous painter in the world started to draw and paint. Van Gogh came to Mons to help the workers in the coalmines. He started to draw them. It's how, the Borinage (region of Mons) became the place of the birth of the artist.www.visitMons.be"
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