With a characterful medieval centre climbing up a hill and a fine Grand Place, Mons (Bergen in Dutch) had a substantial facelift in 2015, when it was a European Capital of Culture. The legacy is a handful of entertaining modern museums, which make for an excellent visit and offer plenty to keep you busy for two or three days. One museum covers war in splendid fashion, while another celebrates the riotous Doudou festival, which stars St George, a dragon, Ste-Waudru, devils and thousands of beery revellers.
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