Mons is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital. It was also European Capital of Culture in 2015 - the perfect reason to go visit. 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.