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Collegiale Sainte-Waudru

Place du Chapitre, Mons 7000, Belgium
+32 65 84 46 94
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A beautiful Cathedral. Open most of the time and very, very historic

There are several ways into the cathedral - the visitor entrance and up 1,000 steps. The steps are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
josephecooper
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Mishawaka, Indiana
Gorgeous

People talk of the amazing cathedrals and churches of France and larger towns/cities, but Waudru is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Betweenthebars
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Place du Chapitre, Mons 7000, Belgium
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+32 65 84 46 94
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several ways into the cathedral - the visitor entrance and up 1,000 steps. The steps are important because inside is the processional carriage of Saint Waudru whose remains are inside. Once a year, the people of Mons gather prior to the big DouDou...More

Thank josephecooper
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

People talk of the amazing cathedrals and churches of France and larger towns/cities, but Waudru is right up there, if not better than, some of the higher profile churches. It's absolutely breathtaking, welcoming to visitors, and quiet. It's not full of tourists, which I suppose...More

Thank Betweenthebars
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful collegial! Make sure you check out the Car d'Or as well when you go for a visit. Take a moment to sit, meditate, and admire the architecture.

Thank dallen21390
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Read the history of the saint to provide some context before going. I have a weakness for beautiful old European churches and loved the time visiting. There was a free bathroom inside.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Although I am not personally Catholic we recently attended a Catholic mass at Sainte Waudru in Mons. It was wonderful to attend here because many years earlier (40+) I had attended special services there. The priest was very welcoming to visitors and they had a...More

Thank JJS1959
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This unassuming church is filled with history and wonderful architecture. It is currently undergoing a renovation but there is still plenty to see. You can see famed golden carriage associated with the Dou Dou festival here too.

Thank Zosia B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This cathedral is very impressive from the outside and inside. The highlight is the golden carriage that is used every year at the Doudou festivities. Besides there are splendid altars and paintings. The treasury contains many old items, including leather in which St. Waltrudis (Waudru)...More

Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice place to visit and apparently to get high :) Kids were smoking pot outside the main doors when we visited and the whole place smelled like weed.

Thank ANDREI B
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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...More

Thank FloMinnesota
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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...More

Thank SarahDBenoit
Philippe C, Responsable relations clients at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

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

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