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Grand Place

Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Mons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

On the Grand Place you can find the Tourists Office and plenty of restaurants. The major Mons attractions are also a 5 minute walk (or less) from this square. I also highly recommend the take-away sandwich shop on the corner of the square, across the street from the pizza place: order a baguette with ham, cheese, and butter, then head... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was there only for an afternoon, but I did actually love the Grand Place: it's not very big, but it was full of live, with lots of people and a nice street market, where you could have a drink, eat something, and buy some small presents.... As I've said in the title, it's not as grand as that from... More 

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice square, with a lot of restaurants, with big terraces, ancient buildings, fountain, etc. etc. Good to spend some hours wining and dining! once a year there's a big liberation parade wit lots of tanks etc. very interesting!

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Waterloo, Belgium
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151 reviews 151 reviews
61 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This Grand Place is certainly one of the nicest ones in Belgium. The square is about 10 minutes walking from the train station. Don't miss the little monkey in front of the Town Hall , which is the 'mascot' of the city. On a sunny day, enjoy a beer or a glass of wine, sitting in one of the coffee... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a very nice city center with very old buildings. There is a lot of shopping in the area and many outdoor and indoor dining choices. There are many clothes and chocolate shops. If you are in the area, this is a good place to spend a fun, relaxing day.

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Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You can visit it any time and you will find the stores around open. A lot of Chocolate stores around with very nice selections

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After a day of visiting multiple battle sites, marching into the Grand Place and finishing the day at Saint Symphorian War Cemetry we came back here for supper and to watch the fireworks and the projections of the Angel of Mons many thanks to the town for organising such a wonderful event

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Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Excellent sound and light show to commemorate the Battle, a buzz of activity gave it a warm atmosphere. Some good restaurants surrounding the Grand Place

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Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Brilliant place for a meal or drink. Prices are a bit inflated because of the location, but I would recommend soaking up the experience as we did.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were staying in Mons over the weekend 23/24 August when the 100 years commemorations were taking place. The whole place was buzzing and there seemed to be something going on all the time. The legend of the Angels of Mons display projected onto the Town Hall was out of this world, the parades and bands were also excellent. Down... More 

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