Mons – European Capital of Cultureby Antony Mason
Mons City Guide – Expert holiday tips and travel advice on everything from UNESCO World Heritage sites and medieval monuments to hotels, B&Bs, bars and cafés. This guide also features events in the city as European Capital of Culture 2015, 17th-century Baroque-style belfry, Doudou festival, shopping, local Belgian beer, WWI history and sites.
Published: 05th Dec 2014
Size: 135 X 216 mm
Number of pages: 64
About this book
The first dedicated English-language guidebook to Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015. Mons is a town itching to be discovered. Cobbled streets rise on a twisty medieval grid to its beautiful central square, and then on up to a crescendo at the 17th-century Belfry, one of the town’s four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historic, pretty and manageably compact it is the perfect short stay destination.
About the Author
Antony Mason has been writing about Belgium for some 20 years – a happy outcome of being married to a Belgian (a Walloon from Waterloo, as it happens).
He is the “Brussels Expert” for the Daily Telegraph series of online city break guides and writes occasional articles for the Daily Telegraph Saturday Travel section (e.g. on the WW1 centenary commemorations, and the wonders of Belgian frites (chips)). His most recent Belgium-oriented publication is his translation and adaptation of Le Goût des Belges by Eric Boschman, called A Slice of Belgium in the English edition (Lannoo Publishers, 2014), a humorous analysis of what the Belgians really eat.