Mons: Belgian city plans to strut its stuff as European Capital of Culture

Imagine walking down a sidewalk and seeing what appear to be hundreds of books flying out of the second-story window of a university building. Or wandering through a maze of 8,000 sunflowers. How about taking part in a 16th-century banquet in a European chateau of the same vintage? If you go to Mons, Belgium, next year, you’ll discover all this and more as the city launches a host of events to celebrate its status as cultural capital of Europe. Founded on a hilltop in the seventh century, Mons boasts a stunning cathedral, a Baroque belfry and a large and lively main square…READ MORE.

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