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A great public space

All of the great Flemish towns seem to have these wonderful central public spaces and this is one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
Picturesque and great restaurants.olace touchaasuch

When in Mins this is the place to see and be seen. This is Europe and all the great things that go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
842glennk
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PA, United States
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
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“town hall” (22 reviews)
“people watch” (13 reviews)
“nice square” (9 reviews)
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Tournai, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the great Flemish towns seem to have these wonderful central public spaces and this is one of the best; with it's large sloping space almost devoid of cars, but full of cafes (and students!). There's a range of interesting building all around and...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Mins this is the place to see and be seen. This is Europe and all the great things that go with it. Fabulous shopping, great restaurants and just such a lovelyplace to sit and enjoy the people and a relaxing dinner. So many...More

Thank 842glennk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some nice restaurants and bars. Information centre very helpful lots of side streets with shops for every occasion

Thank Plymmum
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We parked on the street "pay and display" for a few euros and walked to the square. The town hall is lovely and the square is airy and bright with lots of nice cafe bars to sit at and enjoy both the building and watching...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of places to chose from for food and drinks. Each alleyway has all the other offerings you could ask for. There's atmosphere is easy to deal with. I found a couple of stores with cheap Belgium beer as well as anything else...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views with lots of good places to get a drink and a bit e to eat. The fountain that runs during the warm months is a nice touch. Don't forget to go rub the monkey's head with your left hand!

Thank dallen21390
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The central plaza of Mons has nice buildings and places to soak in the sun. You can find the famous monkey on the side of the City Hall. It is smaller than expected so look carefully

Thank ANDREI B
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Although Mons is not a large city in Belgium, it is a provincial capital and considered one of the leading cultural cities in Europe as evidenced by it being named so in 2015. The Grand Place provides a great example of middle ages European architecture...More

Thank JJS1959
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Very nice area to chill out as surrounded by nice cafes with nice architectural views. Nice to walk around and accessible to transpos.

Thank Vera P
Reviewed July 3, 2017

A large square with a very attractive town hall. Lots of restaurants and cafes which are a bit touristy but lots of choice.

Thank Sally F
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