It is to Mons what the carnival is to Rio. So much so that the Doudou, was recognised as a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO in 2005! Every year, over Trinity weekend, Mons comes alive to the rhythm of its Doudou. Curious visitors and locals flock in their thousands to the festivities, the oldest of which dates back to the 14th century. The Descent of the Châsse de Sainte-Waudru, the Procession, the ascent of the Car d'Or, the “Lumeçon” battle... So many highlights to draw in the crowds.