This green area of 5 hectares was created in the mid-19th century, on the initiative of some high-ranking members of the Mons bourgeoisie. The landscape artist Louis Fuchs was in charge of its arrangement. In 1892, it was purchased by the city of Mons, who made it accessible to all.
A versatile park
It is obvious that the Waux-Hall was intended to welcome a large audience. Bring the kids for some fresh air and enjoy a nice walk yourself. You will discover an authentic collection of plant species, of which some specimens are particularly old and surprising: a weeping linden tree, a Byzance hazlenut tree, an American Walnut tree, etc. In the good weather, you can admire some 100 000 flower bulbs, enriching the park with their thousand colours.
Here and there, you may contemplate sculptures (19th – 20th centuries), that bring a romantic touch to the park and make it a true open-air museum. The children will love the play area. The sporty people will love to play tennis or basketball or test their endurance on the health trail.
You will also see unique water spots throughout the park, ensuring the peaceful aspect. Take time to relax by sitting on a bench or step into a canoe for a different kind of stroll.
Also, the park has a cafeteria that is open to all visitors. It’s perfect for quenching your thirst or having a little snack after a pleasant afternoon!
The Waux-Hall welcomes you every day from 10:00 to 20:00. Free entry.
Parc du Waux-Hall Avenue Reine Astrid, 22 – 7000 Mons
Tel.: +32 (0)65/39 59 39