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16m. Downunder, 6000 years back in time


3 Days, incl.:

  • 1 Dinner at Le Bistro de Jean-Phi (3-course)
  • Rent-a-Bike
  • Visit to Maison Van Gogh de Cuesmes
  • Visit to Silex
  • Visit to Belfry Tower 
  • Visit to Maison Losseau
  • 1 Lunch at Le Carillon
  • Visit to Le Mundaneum
  • Visit to Musée du DouDou

Mons is full of character and packed with qualities, including the charisma of an artist and the grandiosity of an archaeological site. This city will seize your mind and heart during your stay, no less than what it did to Vincent Van Gogh.




Day 1: Arrival to Mons

Check-in at Hotel Dream Mons or similar (not included)

After a long journey, take some time to check-in at your hotel.





Day 2: Witness a humble pass

Visit Maison Van Gogh Cuesmes

Pick up your rental bike and ride to Maison Van Gogh in Cuesmes; the temporary home of Vincent Van Gogh will open the window to the humble life the painter lived.

Descend into a Neolithic flint mine

A sweater will keep you warm in the underground of Silex, a UNESCO-listed Spiennes archaeological site and wonder how the Neolithic man managed to extract large slabs of flints back then.





Day 3: Feed your curiosity

Visit Maison Losseau

Maison Losseau has an impressive library to share with you, this mansion is a kingdom of facts and awareness.

Visit the Belfry tower

An architectural beauty, acknowledged by UNESCO and listed as one of the World Heritage Sites, the Belfry tower presents you the status of wealth and influence of the city.

Enjoy lunch at Le Carillon

Le Carillon is expecting your visit. Take your time and appreciate a hearty lunch before you journey on.

Visit Le Mundaneum 

Find out about how the father of documentation and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate attempted to gather and archive all the world's knowledge using a special system.

Saint George and the Dragon

Recognized as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the popular festival DouDou is honored by this museum which helps preserve Mons' traditional identify from globalization. Here you will learn about the legendary Saint George and the Dragon.





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