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Collegiale Sainte-Waudru

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Address: Place du Chapitre, Mons 7000, Belgium (Formerly Collegiate Church of St. Waudru)
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+32 65 84 46 94
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Impressive arches & inside treasures

Mons can be recognized from far away because of the Beffroi of course but also the Collegiale, which forms an impressive building. I recommend walking around it at night as the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mons can be recognized from far away because of the Beffroi of course but also the Collegiale, which forms an impressive building. I recommend walking around it at night as the lights make a great job transporting you back to the Middle Ages. The gargoyles are fun to spot and detail. Inside, the arches and the nave are impressive. My... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Collegiale Sainte-Waudru was one of the best parts of being in Mons. Even the cathedral in Brussels was not as mind blowing as this place was. I really enjoyed looking at all of the art gathered here. There were a few spaces filled with extra chairs and other items that could have been more neatly organized and put away... More 

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Philippe C, Responsable relations clients at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your comments. Note that the audiotour app can be downloaded before your visit... Download izi.TRAVEL app on your smartphone. Then open the app ; search for 'waudru' in the explorer and download the visit. Regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Reminiscent of the Cathedral at Notre Dame in Paris, the Collegiale is awe inspiring. Unfortunately there was limited staff the day I went so no tourist support was available but it's not all together necessary. I spent more time in this cathedral just exploring the beauty than any other I have visited. It's clearly showing its age and renovations are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hello everyone, First time I visited the cathedral I was amazed how big it was for the small town of Mons. It is one of the nicest I've seen in this part for Europe (south Belgium). The tinted glass is exquisite, the golden chariot that has a special event associated with it can be seen in the cathedral, the surroundings... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an extremely beautiful collegiate church that witnesses the rich past of the city of Mons. A visit inside is very educational and full of nice discoveries. It also contains an extremely important part of the city's tradition. If you have the chance to visit Mons, it's a must see.

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Hulshout, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Take your time to visit this place. Excellent explanation in 3 languages, some tv with background information, time passes quickly if your look around here.

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Koroit, Australia
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I'm not religious but I could appreciate the sacredness of this place and the items held within. The displays were well presented but I couldn't get the audio app recommended to work for the exhibits which was disappointing. The beautiful stain glass windows, statues, alters and paintings gave me plenty to admire. Everywhere there was something to appreciate- even the... More 

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Philippe C, Responsable relations publiques at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive reaction. We are so sorry for not welcoming you with an audio version of the guided tour which is currently only available as 'text only'. The audio version will be available in the next weeks. Note that the "Du Broeucq tour" is already available in English... More 

Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

At a short walk from the « Grande Place » you can visit the « Collegial Saint Waudru ». In the middle of the 15th century the “canonesses » of the Sainte-Waudru chapter had decided to start the construction of a new church, but into the Gothic style this in order to replace the collegial in the roman style. The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This cathedral is one of the most amazing I have seen. There are various tours available if you dont just want to wander.

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Philippe C, Responsable relations clients at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, responded to this review

AN audiotour app can be downloaded before your visit... Download izi.TRAVEL app on your smartphone. Then open the app ; search for 'waudru' in the explorer and download the visit. More 

Odessa, Ukraine
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151 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Very large and dominant. Beautiful decorations inside, great golden cart which is taken out on Trinity day. Nice colored glasses and sculptures

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