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Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Wallonia Community French Community Province Hainaut Arrondissement Mons Government – Mayor Elio Di Rupo (PS) – Governing party/ies PS, MR Area – Total 146.56 km2 (56.6 sq mi) Population (1 January 2010) – Total 91,759 – Density 626.1/km2 (1,621.6/sq mi) Postal codes 7000-7034 Area codes 065 Website www.mons.be
Mons (French pronunciation: [mɔ̃s]; Dutch and German: Bergen; Picard: Mont) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital. The Mons municipality includes the old communes of Cuesmes, Flénu, Ghlin, Hyon, Nimy, Obourg, Baudour (partly), Jemappes, Ciply, Harmignies, Harveng, Havré, Maisières, Mesvin, Nouvelles, Saint-Denis, Saint-Symphorien, Spiennes, Villers-Saint-Ghislain, Casteau (partly), Masnuy-Saint-Jean (partly), and Ville-sur-Haine (partly). Together with the Czech city of Plzeň, Mons was selected to be the European capital of culture in 2015.
Early settlements in the Middle Ages
The first signs of activity in the region of Mons can be found at Spiennes, where some of the best flint tools in Europe were found dating from the Neolithic period. When Julius Caesar arrived in the region in the 1st century BC, the region was settled by the Nervii. A castrum was built in Roman times, giving the settlement its first Latin name Castrilocus; the name was later changed into Montes for the hills on which the castrum was built. In the 7th century, Saint Ghislain and two of his disciples built an oratory or chapel dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul near the Mons hill, at a place called Ursidongus, now known as Saint-Ghislain. Soon after, Saint Waltrude (in French Sainte Waudru), daughter of one of Clotaire II’s intendants, came to the oratory and was proclaimed a saint upon her death in 688. She was canonized in 1039.
Like Ath, its neighbour to the north-west, Mons was made a fortified city by Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut in the 12th century. The population grew quickly, trade flourished, and several commercial buildings were erected near the Grand’Place. The 12th century also saw the appearance of the first town halls. The city had 4,700 inhabitants by the end of the 13th century. Mons succeeded Valenciennes as the capital of the county of Hainaut in 1295 and grew to 8,900 inhabitants by the end of the 15th century. In the 1450s, Matheus de Layens took over the construction of the Saint Waltrude church from Jan Spijkens and restored the town hall.
From 1500 to 1800
In 1515, Charles V took an oath in Mons as Count of Hainaut. In this period of its history, the city became the target of various occupations, starting in May 1572 with the Protestant takeover by Louis of Nassau, who had hoped to clear the way for the French Protestant leader Gaspard de Coligny to oppose Spanish rule. After the murder of de Coligny during the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, the Duke of Alba took control of Mons in September of 1572 in the name of the Catholic King of Spain. This spelled the ruin of the city and the arrest of many of its inhabitants; from 1580 to 1584, Mons became the capital of the Southern Netherlands.
On April 8, 1691, after a nine-month siege, Louis XIV’s army stormed the city, which again suffered heavy casualties. From 1697 to 1701, Mons was alternately French or Austrian. After being under French control from 1701 to 1709, the Dutch army gained the upper hand in the Battle of Malplaquet. In 1715, Mons returned to Austria under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). But the French did not give up easily; Louis XV besieged the city again in 1746. After the Battle of Jemappes (1792), the Hainaut area was annexed to France and Mons became the capital of the Jemappes district.
From 1800 to the present
Following the fall of the First French Empire in 1814, King William I of the Netherlands fortified the city heavily. In 1830, however, Belgium gained its independence and the decision was made to dismantle fortified cities such as Mons, Charleroi, and Namur. The actual removal of fortifications only happened in the 1860s, allowing the creation of large boulevards and other urban projects. The Industrial Revolution and coal mining made Mons a center of heavy industry, which strongly influenced the culture and image of the Borinage region as a whole. It was to become an integral part of the sillon industriel, the industrial backbone of Wallonia.
Riots of Mons
In 1893 (17 April), between Mons and Jemappes, seven strikers were killed by the civic guard at the end of the Belgian general strike of 1893.
The proposed law on universal suffrage was approved the day after by the Belgian Parliament.
This General strike was one of the first general strikes in an industrial country.
Battle of Mons
On August 23 and 24, 1914, Mons was the site of the first battle fought by the British Army in World War I. The British were forced to retreat and the town was occupied by the Germans, until its liberation by the Canadian Corps during the final days of the war. As an important industrial centre, the city was heavily bombed and several skirmishes took place in September 1944 between the American troops and the retreating German forces. After the war, most industries went into decline.
NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) was relocated in Casteau, a village near Mons, from Fontainebleau after France's withdrawal from the military structure of the alliance in 1967. The relocation of SHAPE to this particular region of Belgium was largely a political decision, based in large part on the depressed economic conditions of the area at the time with the view to bolstering the economy of the region. A riot in the prison of Mons took place in April 2006 after prisoner complaints concerning living conditions and treatment; no deaths were reported as a result of the riot, but the event focused attention on prisons throughout Belgium. Today, the city is an important university town and commercial centre.
- The Grand Place is the centre of the historic town and the stage for the annual mock-battle of the Lumeçon.
- The City Hall, originally built near the current location of the belfry, was moved on the Grand Place in the 13th century. The flamboyant gothic building we see today dates from the 15th century. In front of it stands a statue of a monkey, which is said to bring good fortune to those who pat his head.
- The collegiate church of Sainte-Waudru (Waltrude) is paradoxically a good specimen of the Gothic architecture of Brabant.
- The neighbouring belfry, classified as a World Heritage Site, dates from the 17th century and is the only Baroque-style belfry in Belgium.
- The so-called Spanish House dates from the 16th century.
- The Doudou is the name of a week-long series of festivities or Ducasse, which originates from the 14th century and takes place every year on Trinity Sunday. Highlights include:
- The entrusting of the reliquary of Saint Waltrude to the mayor of the city on the eve of the procession.
- The placement of the reliquary on the Car d’Or (Golden Chariot), before it is carried in the city streets in a colourful procession that counts more than a thousand costumed participants.
- The lifting of the Car d’Or on a paved area near the church of Saint Waltrude; tradition holds that this operation must be successful for the city to prosper.
- The Lumeçon fight, where Saint George confronts the dragon. The fight lasts for about half an hour, accompanied by the rhythmic "Doudou" music. The tradition of the processional dragon is listed among the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
There are two universities and one conservatory in Mons. They are:
- Conservatoire royal de Mons or CRM
- Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons or FUCAM (pronounced "fu cahm")
- Université de Mons or UMONS
Mons is located along N56 road.
Mons railway station opened on 19 December 1841.
Planning and architectural heritage
The centre consists largely of red brick houses. Although there are few old buildings and rarely new blue stone buildings, its use is generally limited to parts of the decorative walls. Much of the centre is made up of houses which are two or three storeys high. In commercial areas, the ground floor is used as commercial space, while other floors are used for housing. Generally behind the houses there is a small garden.
The outskirts of the city are also generally made of brick terraced houses. They nevertheless have the largest green spaces in the front or rear. In more remote areas of the centre, there are four facades of the villas.
After the Second World War the city experienced rather limited construction of buildings. Some public housing have been built in Ghlin, Hyon Jemappes and in the suburbs of the city. Since the late 1990s and especially since the arson  which took place in one of these buildings, the city undertook a policy of deconstruction  of these houses which is still in progress at the moment. A whole series of social buildings are evenly dispersed in the downtown and surrounding suburbs.
16,5%  of the city's population lives in apartment (17% in Belgium) and 82.7% in single-family home (82.3% in Belgium). Of the 82.7% of single family homes, only 26% (37.3% in Belgium) are separate houses, while 55.7% (44.4 in Belgium) are detached or terraced houses. That's pretty much a small town in Belgium. Large municipalities have in fact less number of single family homes, but many more apartments whereas the smallest towns have few apartments and a lot of single family homes. It is interesting to note that the figures show very clearly the strong presence of terraced houses rather than separate houses: it exemplifies the urbanization of downtown, but also urban cores such as Jemappes et Cuesmes.
The main square
The main square is the centre of the old city. It is situated near the shopping street (pedestrian) and the belfry. It is paved in the manner of old cities and is home to many cafes and restaurants, as well as the Town Hall.
The outskirts of the place is accessible by car, but it is forbidden to park or drive through the centre.
Each year it is represented as an action theatre called Lumeçon , a battle between saint Georges and dragon.
The main square is also equipped with a fountain, which opened on 21. It also hosts a Christmas market and sometimes an ice rink during holiday period.
The facade of the building called "au Blan Levrie" signifies care with which the city could unite the old and the modern. It is the first authorised building in the main square which was made of stone to avoid fire incidents.It was built in 1530 in Gothic style, for the rich family Malapert. In 1975, the architects A. Godart and O. Dupire were assigned to build a bank. They proceeded to undress complete interior volumes and precise survey of the whole and clear, before defining the restoration project. The facade had been completely restored as it was, sometimes (as below) by extending the design of mouldings remained intact in the columns. Or also for the fenestration impossible him to rebuild as it was given the lack of clues. Therefore, "The choice was directed towards a contemporary discrete, appearing in second test: they are steel frame whose profiles are thinner. » Impression yet reinforced by the way of which was treated at the entrance gate.
Originally its communal organization, Mons was a City Hall called "House of Peace." Earlier the deputy mayors were on the castle of the Counts of Hainaut,and now it is only the conciergerier, Saint-Calixte chapel and some underground rooms and the chamber. This place is now Castle Park, where we can also see the belfry. Already in the thirteenth century, the counts mentioned the House of Peace, located in Nimy street. Other documents of the same team let suppose that there existed two Houses of Peace, the one in Nimy street and the other in the market area.
It was in 1323 that Count William I gave permission to build the House of Peace on the location of the current City Hall. This is called a "Town House" built in stones and bricks at the base, the superstructure is of wood. This building underwent various changes during the fifteenth century until 1477, when the nearby shop in the arsenal exploded.
The current City Hall
The destroyed buildings were rebuilt and benefitted from new changes and additions over the centuries.
The architect of the City Hall of Leuven, Matthew Layens, was called to draw up plans. It should be a building in Gothic style, but it seems that the plan (which was not found) was not met, including the abandonment of the second floor, which was yet scheduled. The Renaissance campanile was added in the eighteenth century. It contains a bell dating from 1390, the Bancloque, and carries a clock dial overlooking the Grand Place and a light clock. The nineteenth century saw various modifications of the facade, the removal of stone mullions to the floor and various stone ornaments.
In its current state, the Town Hall has a remarkable collection of various buildings housing a large proportion of municipal services. These buildings have undergone many changes over the centuries, restorations and additions of elements from other buildings, such as a gothic style fireplace of castle Trazegnies, carved doors of the XVI century from demolition, fireplace From the castle of Gouy-lez-Pedestrian, another fire in 1603 from the Chateau d'Havre.
On 23 April 2006 was inaugurated a bronze statuary group by Garouste Gerard, author of a fresco for the wedding hall. The work, evoking the combat of St. George and the dragon is in front of City Hall, at the bottom of the stairs ramps providing access to one of the entrances of City Hall.
The garden of the notables
The buildings surrounding a small fleet of very irregular shape, the garden of the mayor, with an exit in the rue d'Enghien. There is the fountain of Ropieur, by the sculptor Léon Gobert (1869-1935): the ropieur is the symbol of Mons brat, drenching passersby with water from the fountain.
The monkey's outpost
Outside the main entrance of City Hall is a small iron statue of a monkey. Its origin is not really known, but it dates back several centuries. Some historians claim it was placed there in order to bring luck to the city and its inhabitants. Today, the tradition is that whoever passes the monkey has to touch its head with his left hand for the fulfillment of a vow.One can notice in the picture that the head of the monkey is no longer the same colour as the rest of his body and it appears worn. His story is based on three assumptions: a masterpiece of a blacksmith who wished to access the mastery of his art, a pillory for troubled children or the sign of a tavern, "The tavern in the town square" which is found in the basement of Town hall. It was declared a lucky charm by a young mons in 1930.
Saint Waltrude's Collegiate Church
Although located in the heart of the old County of Hainaut, Saint Waltrude's Collegiate Church (collégiale Sainte-Waudru in French) is one of the most characteristic churches and most homogeneous of Brabantine Gothic architecture.
The collegiate was built in the fifteenth century on the orders of canons. Along with the nearby belfry it is considered as a major symbol of the city of Mons. It contains many works of Jacques Du Brœucq.
It is made of local materials like sandstone, blue stone and brick It is designed in a classic form which is expressed by a Latin cross sign. It measures 115 metres long, 32 metres wide and rises to 24.5 metres at the keystone. The chancel is surrounded by an ambulatory and 15 chapels.
Statue of Saint-Bartholemy in the choir of Saint Waltrude's Collegiate Church (sculpture by Jacques Du Brœucq)
Also called El Catiau by Montois, it was built in the seventeenth century. Belfry is the only building in Belgium that stands 87 m high and is built in baroque style. It contains, into the top, a 49 bells carillon. It is classified as a World Heritage of UNESCO since December 1 1999.
Press house (Spanish house)
The Press House dates back to the 16th century, and is a rare example of a house in traditional Spanish style in Mons. It is made in a simple architectural way using brick. This material has economically developed after the fire incident in1548, when it was rebuilt the cost of the stone had increased. In 1548 the deputy mayor prohibited the use of flammable materials.
The buildings were restored in 1919-1920, on the plans of the communal architect E. Bertiaux and are occupied by the Maison de la Presse.
The water machine
This industrial hall is all that remains of the “machine” that supplied Mons with drinkable water from 1871, the year when the river Trouille was diverted. Designed by the architect Hubert and the engineer Celi Moullan, this impressive machinery of pipes and mains was built in metal and glass and forced the water from the valley level up to the town water tanks in the castle place yard. The "water machine” still bears witness to the sanitary and hygiene concerns which arose in Mons in 1865-1870, it marks the transition from medieval water supply wells, springs and hand pumps, for operation of pumps suction and force.The water came from springs fed Mons de la Valliere and hole-to-mouse Spiennes Slutty using only force driving the hydraulic motor.
This progress at domestic level transformed the townspeople's way of life. They used to get water from wells or fountains, sometimes over a hundred yards from their homes. She has performed in the continuity of another urban project: the introduction in 1828 of city gas to illuminate new avenues and streets. These two changes are made possible by the demolition of the fortifications, which releases the land, and the diversion of Trouille including the strategic role of supply ditches was then passed.
The “water machine" was restored in the early 1990's and the building now hosts various cultural events.The machinery was dismantled.
Waux Hall park was built in the nineteenth century (1862 - 1864) at the initiative of the Society of Waux Hall created for this purpose by members of the bourgeoisie. It is therefore the source of a private park. It is located at the site of Fort said that the Dutch formed an outwork the last fortification (1815-1864).Remnants of the fort still exist under the current pavillon. The gardens were designed by Louis Fuchs and the central pavilion was built by architect Joseph Hubert in tavern style.
The Turkish hezel is one of the remarkable trees in the park. A 5 hectare landscaped park was built in mid 19th century and consists of age-old trees, water features , lakes and lawns. Various memorials and outdoor sculptures, including works of sculptors Grard, Deville, Hupet, and Guilmot Harvent, are placed. The park also contains various species of age-old trees.
The Technical and Vocational School of Horticulture was established in 1863, it was installed under the authority of the corporation of Waux Hall. It became communal in 1892 at the time of acquisition of Waux Hall by the city of Mons, and then came under the authority of the province of Hainaut in 2006.In 2009 this event was moved to the Grand Place.
The Perfect Union
The Lodge masonic the Perfect Union is the oldest in Belgium  and perhaps even the continent. It was founded in 1721. At that time, Mons became a masonic center followed by the creation of several new lodges (Vraie et parfaite harmonie (1767), À l'Orient de Mons (1783) et la Ligue équitable (1786)).
After the French Revolution, the meetings were held in different locations, and an event was organized by The Perfect Union for the construction of a permanent building. The plans of the architect Hector Puchot were retained in 1890. The Neo-Egyptian style then became a reference for Masonic architecture, and we can consider the lodge of Mons as a model of its kind with its numerous motives "Egyptian" papyrus capitals, frieze lotus bud, etc..
William Barracks, renamed barracks Major Sabbe after the First World War and named for the 1990 Arts Square, dates from 1824-1827, at the time of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is the work of the architect Rémi de Puydt (1789-1844). The facade and roof of the building were listed in 1983 on the advice of the Royal Commission of Monuments, Sites and Excavations.
Maintaining its military purpose until the late 1940s, the building was then used by the Royal Grammar School John Avesnes 1960s to early 1990s. Since the completion of the conversion carried out between 1993 and 1995, Carré des Arts hosts the Graduate School of Arts and visual (ESAPV) and regional television TV Borinage Mons (Tele MB) .
Three wells, fountains that decorated the streets of Mons have survived until today. This is the case of the fountain-pillory, Louis XVI style, built in 1779 by the blue stone Ouvertus architect.
Built in 1831 by Albert Jamot, this well was transferred to the central Marché-aux-Herbes in 1877 and has served as a fountain after the development of water supply in city during the years 1869-1870. It has regained its original location at the corner of the Coupe and the Chaussée in 1981 .After the Marché aux Herbes, the fountain (not connected to the water) was placed for a few years the Park at the far end of rue des 4 Fils Aymond.
The casemates and the bakery are the remains of military fortifications dating from the kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830). The law dividing the disassembly of the forifications dates back to 1861. They are located near the Nervienne site. The roof of the old bakery has been transformed into a public park and fun for children, while the casemates accommodate themusée de la Route.
This is the last existing trace of the medieval walls surrounding the city. This defensive structure built of sandstone of Bray was built around 1358. Its walls equipped with loopholes have a thickness of up to 4 meters. The tower has lost about a third of its original size. A project to install a terrace on its top open to the public just been completed in 2009. The tower has housed within it a sound installation in the festival of contemporary art audio-visual CitySonics when it reopened .
Concourse of the Courts
In 1966, the Council of Ministers decided to build new buildings to house the Courts of Justice  : Assize Court, Labour Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Commerce, ... The choice is the site of the former "Hall of exposure". The client is the Building Authority and the architects for the project is designated the Office Aura (John Bartholomew). The triangular shape of the land has created interior spaces, decreasing in height and width, forming a sort of "cathedral space" underlined by a continuous central luminous line. On this major axis, the backbone of the project, create spaces for encounter and release. The latest techniques have been implemented for the economic management of energy, giving maximum comfort to staff and the public while ensuring the development of architectural building.
Opened in May 2007, all buildings already present (January 2011) many problems of water seepage and stability. Thus one of the gateways weighing a hundred kilos is off its hinges and nearly fell on a lawyer who entered, cracks between concrete blocks, the joints of windows letting in wind and water, it rains in the concourse ... The lack of maintenance contract would be the cause of these problems, but minor departure from getting worse .
People born in Mons
- Gilles Binchois, composer (15th century, birth in Mons is uncertain)
- Jan Provoost, painter (15th-16th century)
- Jacques du Broeucq, painter and architect (16th century, birth in Mons is uncertain)
- Orlande de Lassus, composer (16th century)
- Guido de Bres, theologian (1522 to 31 May 1567)
- Nicolas Neufchatel, painter (16th century)
- Jean Yeuwain, writer (16th - 17th century)
- Giuseppe Grisoni, painter and sculptor (17th century)
- François-Joseph Fétis, musicologist, composer, critic, and teacher (18th century)
- François-Philippe de Haussy, first governor of the National Bank of Belgium (18th century)
- Paul Émile de Puydt, botanist, economist, and writer (19th century)
- Émile Motte, painter (19th century)
- Louis Dewis, painter (19th century)
- Charles Plisnier, Walloon writer, Prix Goncourt and Walloon movement activist
- France: Briare
- France: Thoissey
- France: Vannes
- United Kingdom: Sefton
- China: Changsha
- United States: Little Rock, Arkansas
- Angels of Mons
- Battle of Mons, 1914
- Grand Hornu
- Initialis Science Park
- Mons Meg
- Mundaneum (Paul Otlet)
- ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2010 (XLS; 221 KB)
- ^ Incendie dans un HLM à Mons – p. 4.
- ^ PV conseil communal de 2004.
- ^ Enquête 2001 de l'INS – Population par type de logements.
- ^ Christiane Piérard et André Godart « L'immeuble dit au Blan Levrie, Grand-Place n° 35 » dans Le patrimoine majeur de Wallonie, Éditions de la Région wallonne et diffusion Éditions du Perron, Namur et Liège, 1993, pp. 142-144.
- ^ "Historique de la collégiale" (in French). La collégiale Sainte-Waudru. ASBL Sainte Waudru, Mons, Belgium. http://www.waudru.be/fr/learn/030303.htm. Retrieved 15 July 2011. With sub links: the church: édifices antérieurs, projet, chantier, réparations et restauration; the tower: projet, chantier Retrieved 15 July 2011
"Sainte-Waudru et le gothique brabançon - introduction" (in French). La collégiale Sainte-Waudru. ASBL Sainte Waudru, Mons, Belgium. http://www.waudru.be/fr/learn/03030202.htm.htm. Retrieved 15 July 2011. Continued with: pourquoi brabançonne ?, relation avec autres églises brabançonnes Retrieved 15 July 2011
- ^ Lettre du 18 août 1837, consultable sur le site de Mons
- ^ Karl Petit & Gérard Mathieu, op. cit., p. 44 ou Léopold Genicot, Racines d'espérance, Didier Hatier, Bruxelles, 1986, p. 134.
- ^ Le « Carré des Arts » (Ancienne Caserne Major Sabbe ou Caserne Guillaume), document de la ville de Mons .
- ^ Renseignements figurant sur le panneau explicatif apposé par la Ville.
- ^ Ministère de la région wallonne, Brochure Patrimoine Militaire: 19e Journées du Patrimoine en Wallonie des 8 et 9 septembre 2007, Éd. Institut du Patrimoine Wallon, 2007, p. 35.
- ^ Citysonics
- ^ Mons – Les Cours de Justice, Régie des Bâtiments, Service de presse, Bruxelles, juin 2007.
- ^ Voir l'article dans Le Soir : http://www.lesoir.be/regions/hainaut/2011-01-20/les-cours-de-justice-prennent-l-eau-816204.php
- Cercle Archéologique de Mons, an exhaustive list of references on the history of the Mons region, in French.
- Official site of the city, in French.
- Official site of the Doudou, in French.
- Unofficial site of the Doudou (Text ; Movies ; Music..., in French.
- The World Heritage Flint mines in Spiennes, in French (summary in English).
- Conservatoire Royal de Mon, posted by Gerard Epure, in French
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