The Grand-Large took shape in 1970, following the removal of the Mons-Condé canal. A small part of the leisure port already existed on the site of the Grand-Large, but the lack of equipment and reception structures greatly limited its development and therefore the development of additional activities.

Today the lake itself is bordered with green lawns that can accommodate tourists for a day or more. The reduced number of locks, lifts and mobile bridges giving access to Grand-Large offers recreational boaters the following advantages: higher speed, time savings and less fuel consumption. But especially, it is the site of one of the longest canal pounds in Belgium (39 km without locks), and it is therefore of particular interest for weekend walks.

The port of Mons has 157 rings, of which 110 are reserved for year-round rental, the others are available for rent to recreational boaters in transit.

The port is equipped for the most part with electrical terminals and water intakes, and also has a port authority accessible 7/7, as well as sanitary facilities with showers and laundry.

Site plans and canal

As a crossing point between the canal networks and the French and Dutch waterways, the Port of Grand-Large in Mons is ideally situated on the map of waterways.