Belfry of Mons

Only baroque belfry in Belgium

The Belfry of Mons was built between 1661 and 1672, and recognized by UNESCO in 1999. 

The only baroque belfry in Belgium, the building was once associated with the protection of the city. He also appeared as the regulating element of the city life by rhythm, through his carillon, the life of the Montois. 

The Belfry is home to an interpretation center dedicated to its history, past and present, and the criteria that have earned it recognition by UNESCO.


Explore the place of the former Count’s castle with your family. Look for the traces of the castle in the park, such as a small archaeologist, and observe the panorama.


The belfry is located in the heart of the city of Mons. A group outing is a combination of cultural discoveries, contemporary architecture, a nearby catering space and a vibrant and dynamic urban environment. The Belfry offers competitive rates for groups (from 10 people) and guided tours in French or in foreign languages ​​that lead you to the carillon and the drum (maximum 12 people / group).


To promote the exchange between the museum and the school around their common educational role, the Belfry offers visits adapted to each grade (in French or in foreign languages), creative workshops to learn while having fun and events for schools throughout the year. Educational files are also available with the contents of the museum, documents, courses to work out in the classroom … To prepare your class visits as well as possible, access to the museum is free for teachers.


Offer your colleagues, employees or partners a rewarding moment of relaxation in a unique environment. Discover this unique UNESCO heritage and enjoy the facilities available for your conferences, receptions or other events.

Different spaces can be made available to you:
– The Chapel – “walking dinner” formula for up to 60 people
– The garden

LPeople with specific needs

A specific entrance (Rue des Gades), a lift, parking spaces at the entrance … make the Belfry site accessible to a greater number.

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Practical information

Belfry of Mons

Parc du Château
7000 Mons

  • Museums to live with family!label marmaille
  • Accessible to bicycleslabel velo
  • Discounts for vulnerable peoplelabel velo