October 24, 2015: Discover Mons, the European Capital of Culture

For 2015, Mons has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture, receiving funding from the European Union to renovate the city, open five new museums and a concert hall, and install art installations all over the city. Come join Fulbright alumni and new American grantees on Saturday, October 24, to discover Mons 2015!

11:45 AM – Meet at the Mons Train Station in front of the 4 colored pillars and walk to restaurant (optional)
12:15 to 2:00 PM – Lunch at Chez Henri (Rue d’Havré 41), a traditional Belgian restaurant
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM – Musée du Doudou (Jardin du Mayeur)
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Guided tour of the city of Mons (in English or French)
5:30 PM – Drink in the Grand’Place (optional)

The lunch menu features traditional food of Mons:
Appetizer: Tomates-crevettes à la belge (tomato halves with shrimp salad)
Main dish: Côtes du porc à l’berdouille (pork chops with mustard shallot sauce)
Dessert: Mousse au chocolat

For vegetarians, there is also the option of a Greek salad.

Registration is now closed for this event. If you have registered, please make a bank transfer of €40 per participant to our Fulbright Commission. Registration is not final until we receive payment. (Current grantees do not need to pay; the Commission will cover your costs).

Name: Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium & Luxembourg
Bank: CBC Banque
IBAN: BE79 7320 0561 4533
Message: Mons Registration (name(s))

In the morning of the 24th, you may also want to visit one of the following museums:
BAM: Museum of Fine Arts
Musée François Duesberg: private collection of exquisite clocks, bronzes, porcelain, gold and silver items, jewels, and other fascinating objects
Mons Memorial Museum: explore the history of the region of Mons in the two World Wars

Special thanks to Fulbright alumna Nathalie Schraepen for her vital role in setting up this event!

Registration is now closed for this event.

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