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“Repeated visits over 9 years” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Place
Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
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Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Mons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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France
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“Repeated visits over 9 years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The centre of the town has undergone a significant amount of redevelopment & offers a wonderful place to while awy time, especially when the months allow for sitting outside. The convivial atmosphere & excellent character makes for a wonderful experience.

Visited March 2013
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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“A wonderful place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

It's my hometown... This 14th century place is full of history. It is sourrounded by bars and restaurant. When the weather allows it, sitting on the outside terrace, watching people passing by in this fantastic scenery, enjoying a good food or a fantastic Belgian beer with friends is a great moment.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco
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“For your every mood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Need a break after a full day's work in brussels, go to Grand place. Need variety in food and drinks, go to grand place. Or just need simple food, still go to Grand place. Want to celebrate with friends, Grand place is the place. In love with architecture and cant get enough of it, ought to go to Grand place. Or you just want to listen to simple street music and watch the crowd as you lazily sip you drinks, gotta go to Grand place buddy.

Grand place is Brussels' answer for your every mood. And it doesn't fall short by any measure! It is beautiful and serene amongst all the noises and commotions of shoppers, passersby and tourists throbbing this place. Surrounded by some of the best chocolatiers, restaurants, museums and attractions ( manneken pis, flea market, etc..), you have just too many things to do in this place. But after a couple of visits you realize, you just want to indulge in some heavenly chocolat-ice cream waffles and stare at the majestic beauty of the architecture while listening to a lone musician playing his guitar or violin. Sometimes you even want to know how a caricatured version of you looks like, so you walk up to a nearby artist for one. And no matter how gross it looks, it just doesn't seem to diminish the happiness that wells up inside you as you leave this place.

Visited March 2012
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Sheffield
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“The place to be on a summer evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is where all the best bars in Mons are situated, and all have outside seating areas which are perfect for people watching as you sip your beer. Bars I like? Au Ropieur and the Copenhagen Tavern, both very eclectic with extensive beer lists. O'Malleys Irish Pub is nothing like the kitsch Praties and Guiness sheds that predominate in the UK. It's 150 years old and still has proper beer engines.

Visited December 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Special @ Xmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

It is just gorgeous architecture historical palace. We were there in xmas, they had a big xmas light modern tree right in the center of the square, witch change light with music. It is not like classic trees but we liked the show. It was cold & raining but we enjoyed it. Don’t miss the chocolate shops around specially Godiva, lace shops also but unfortunately we missed them as they close. Xmas market booths all around selling very nice sovouniers , The bourse (Stock market) is 3 min walk & they held a chocolate museum, Pis is 5 min walk. Don’t miss the barn in the eastern side of the square specially if u have kids with u.

Visited December 2012
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