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Address: Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
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A nice and vivid square with several restaurants and cafés, a beautiful fountain, ... And of course with the little monkey, to be caressed for good luck! Beware: you need to use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Waregem, Belgium
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Waregem, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A nice and vivid square with several restaurants and cafés, a beautiful fountain, ... And of course with the little monkey, to be caressed for good luck! Beware: you need to use your left hand, or else, your wish won't come true!

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Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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68 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not quite up to the architectural beauty of some other local towns, but good nonetheless for sitting over a beer or coffee, watching the world go by. Several town walks start from here, get details from the tourist information office in the far corner behind the incessant water fountains! Full of restaurants but choose carefully, some live on the reputation... More 

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A great place to people watch. Lots of bars on one side of square with the other having the amazing town hall. Well worth a visit.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It's not particular cosy or anything, but with some good weather it attracts quite a lot of people and it makes it a fun place to be.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The city is very nice and its main square is fantastic. Very similar to Brussels Grand Place, of course, taking into consideration the difference between the two cities. In addition, Mons is the EU capital of culture for the current year and many things are going to be organized. To those who have the occasion to pass through Belgium this... More 

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Rome, Italy
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

La grand Place in Mons is not exactly the same as the one in Brussels, but it's worth a visit. You'd never expect such a well designed and roomy square in a small town. A sort of gem in a cultural juwel...Have a nice walk! And take a look to the sorounding buildings..Better if you have a good zoom on... More 

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Grand Place in Mons, while smaller than Brussels is still very nice. There are plenty of bars and restaurants with good food and reasonable prices. On a Sunday the Place is packed with families and bikers, eating and drinking together - although getting a table outside is a bit of a problem. The mussels are a must!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Had several visits over the span of Three years. First visited Mons during its peak, "Dou Dou" fest. It's once a year, and if your not visiting during that one then it's just a small stroll and only worth a couple hours when having people visit

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Derby, United Kingdom
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328 reviews 328 reviews
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247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a large Grand Place, with an attractive Hotel de Ville. Not up to the standard of Brussels or Brugge (these are exceptionally good), but some interesting architecture, with many bars and restaurants surrounding the square. In the Hotel de Ville there are some interesting historical plaques related to the 1st World War - apparently the last shot of... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

With all the preparations underway for the Culture Capital for 2015, every night there was something new being done in preparation for a big party. I missed the party but I bet it was fun.

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