Victor Hugo once wrote “Mons is a charming city” and it still is. From a literary perspective, it is first and foremost a surprising city which is full of poetry. Walk in the footsteps of the Poets – locals and ousiders alike - who once lived within its walls and drew their inspiration from the city. Your tour will be punctuated by texts evoking the places you see around you; from the Grand-Place –
praised by Victor Hugo – to the prison - where the great Paul Verlaine was imprisoned. Here you will also be able to discover an original poem - the size of a notebook page – handwritten by Patti Smith when she visited the exhibition dedicated to the “poète maudit” (accursed poet) Paul Verlaine, in 2015. Building after building, you will walk in the footsteps of great writers such as Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Victor Hugo, Antoine Clesse, Adolphe Mathieu, Charles Plisnier. Discover the talent of the surrealist poet Fernand Dumont, the rich European correspondence of Emile Verhaeren, who loved the city and was friends with the greatest artists of his time. Mons will surprise you in so many ways and its poetry is among the most beautiful of the surprises waiting for you… this tour is tailor-made for those who are passionate about literature.
- Spoken languages
From 90 €
- All year
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