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Address: Grand Place, Mons, Belgium
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Small and Quaint City Square

There is lots of restaurants surrounding the square and the Brass Monkey (tourist attraction). They also hold several events and markets throughout the year.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
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PCB, United States
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PCB, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

There is lots of restaurants surrounding the square and the Brass Monkey (tourist attraction). They also hold several events and markets throughout the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I was here years before and regretted only having a night in the Grand Place. Returning in 2016 I vowed not to repeat the mistake. As European downtowns go, this is a great one to walk about and people watch from. It's inwardly focused and quite large. Vibrant. All the major tourist attractions are within walking distance. The church holds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

A lovely gathering place to have dessert, coffee, beer. Many restaurants to choose from. Lots of shoppping around this area.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The Grand Place is the center point of Mons. The architecture is beautiful and I loved the ambience. As with most European cities, there is a rich history associated with Mons, much of it having taken place in or around the Grand Place. On the night I was there, a parade of young people went by in some strange initiation... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Our son lives in Belgium so we took their bicycles and road to the Grand Place in the morning and it is beautiful... Bustling with people going to school or work... in the evening it is quite the place to be!

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Thank Sue M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

No matter the spot you choose, the grand place is stunning. You can sit and enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine...watch people going about their day. Look at bikes of the pedal and motor varieties cruise by. It's the hub of the city and it is a great way to start a Mons adventure.

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Thank CReimer420
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hello everyone, When you live in Mons this is probably the place where you set you meeting point every time you go out. From here everything is kind of close, there are a lot of restaurants, terraces, bars, pubs etc. around, the town hall is overlooking the Grand Place. Major events take place here and is almost always crowded if... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is a lovely little square, much like many others. Nice for a short stroll and lunch or dinner. The fountain adds a nice touch.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Such a nice place to sit, eat, drink and enjoy. Many lovely places to eat with lots of choice of cuisine and plenty of Belgian beer to sample.

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Soest, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Nice ambiance with lots of restaurants and cafes. Pretty but not super special. Not quite as grand as the Grand Place of Brussels for example.

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