Up until 2015, you would rarely hear a friend or relative tell you that they were planning on a trip to Mons.
But since being crowned the European City of Culture in that particular year, Mons has put itself on the tourism map.
Although it may not be as packed full of events as 2015, the city still has a great choice for travellers including a church that is often compared to the Notre Dame in Paris and some truly different museums.
Combine these attractions with the classic atmosphere, food and drink of other Wallonian cities and you can certainly see the attraction in visiting Mons.
Lets explore the best things to do in Mons:
1. St Symphorien Military Cemetery
A visit to a cemetery might not sound like an ideal day out for everybody but the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons is different to an ordinary graveyard.
The cemetery is located in beautiful tranquil surroundings, nestled between farmland and woodland.
The graves here are dedicated to the memories of German and British soldiers.
A walk around the graveyard will take about half an hour to an hour and is a short drive away from the centre of Mons.