Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mons’ belfry is a precious gift. The restoration work it has undergone has not only given it back its 17th century sparkle, but has also seen the addition of an interpretation centre unlike any other of its kind: a belfry-museum!
The panoramic lift reveals the period architecture. A journey through time, a visit to the museum gives you the chance to understand the story behind the construction of the building, its role through the centuries and the reasons why it was recognised by UNESCO. All the latest technology has been used, creating unique experiences like bell-ringing concerts in real time. Music lovers will appreciate the opportunity to climb the stairs up to the bells.
Last but not least, above and beyond its architectural value, the panoramic views alone are well worth the effort. From the top, you can see the Borinage, the plains of the Haine, even Brussels when the skies are clear, or the French border.