Many of Hainaut’s most interesting sights can be found close to Mouscron, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Among the places not to miss are the fascinating Menen Town Hall and the remarkable K in Kortrijk. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located close by Mouscron are Kortrijk Beguinage and Tournai Cathedral.
Holiday makers in Mouscron, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should head to the nearby cultural attractions. Step inside some of the fascinating galleries and collections such as the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres and the Hooge Crater Museum.
If the sun is shining, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and head outside to the nearby green spaces. Enjoy some of the tranquil parklands such as City Park in Tielt.
Visitors to Hainaut will not want to miss out on the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Ypres, the Belfry of Tournai in Tournai and the Oudenaarde Town Hall in Oudenaarde. To learn about the role of faith in Hainaut, spend a little time at the area’s most sacred sites, such as the St. Peter's Church in Tielt, the St. Martin's Church in Ypres and the St. George's Memorial Church. Learn about history by visiting the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
If you are ready to splash some cash, browse the Ypres Market Square in Ypres.
Le Canonnier Stadium is the perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying soccer, and to see local heroes, the Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, in action. On game days follow the river of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
When it’s time to rest up after checking out the charms of Mouscron, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. The Suite Novotel Lille Europe, the Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields, Ypres and the Grand Hotel Bellevue, Lille are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.