Many strangers feel at home in Mouscron from the hospitality of the locals, and many return. Mouscron is located near the French border - so it’s a Belgo-French city in many ways. Here are the best things to do in Mouscron!
1. Musée de Folklore
When it’s summer at the museum, plants are in the spotlight - aromatic, tinctorial, and medicinal - and children will discover their ancient virtues and their benefits. The Folklore Museum schedule has been modified since January 2017. During weekdays, the museum is open to individual visitors, but the accessibility of the showrooms is severely disrupted. While during the weekend, the museum is closed.
Musée de Folklore
Address: Rue des Brasseurs 3, 7700 Mouscron, Belgium
Website: Musée de Folklore (in French)
2. Parc de Mouscron
Parc de Mouscron has games, its own activities and its own cafeteria. Their cafeteria is open during April to October. When you’re feeling tired from a day playing on the playground and the sandbox, you can enjoy a delicious ice-cream or you can take a short stroll.
Parc de Mouscron
Address: Avenue du Parc, 7700 Mouscron, Belgium
Website: Parc de Mouscron (in French)
3. Saina Spa Mouscron
Saina spa offers 5 private spaces with themes that are modern and relaxing. Come and discover their different treatments with a partner or for some alone time.
Saina Spa Mouscron
Address: Rue du Christ 80, 7700 Mouscron, Belgium
Website: Saina Spa Mouscron (in French)
4. Battle Kart
Battle Kart is the epitome of video games, augmented reality and electric go-karting, united to give you new sensations between friends, families or colleagues! It is one of the largest cinema screens in the world, on which they plan different circuits and modes of play. You really will have fun playing, while interacting with the scenery, the bonuses, and the other drivers.
Address: Rue du Valemprez 20, 7711 Mouscron, Belgium
Website: Battle Kart
5. Centre Marcel Marlier, Dessine-Moi Martine
The Center Marcel Marlier, Dessine-Moi Martine is a place dedicated to the talent and the universe of the illustrator Mouscronnois. Located in the outbuildings of the Château des Comtes, the Interpretation Center pays tribute to a perfectionist man who is passionate about nature by unveiling his sense of unique observation and his ability to express feelings. The complex focuses on the Martine collection which has made the artist famous throughout the world, by becoming a real editorial phenomenon.
The Center Marcel Marlier, Dessine-Moi Martine wants to be participative. Throughout the course, visitors will play, manipulate objects or use new technologies. The Center is divided over two floors. The visit begins on the ground floor with a presentation of the artist’s life and work. Different videos reveal the method of drawing and the technique of the artist. Visitors looking for authenticity will discover different sketches by Marcel Marlier. Upstairs, the albums of Martine are revisited through subjects dear to the illustrator: nature, animals, domestic activities or leisure. The course ends with a small reading room and a library.
Centre Marcel Marlier, Dessine-Moi Martine
Address: Avenue des Seigneurs de Mouscron, Mouscron, Belgium
6. Explore Grand-Place (Central Square)
This is the central square of Brussels and is considered as one of the most beautiful squares in the world. There are some top places that you should visit at the Grand-Place or Central Square in Belgium.
The Church of St. Bartholomew is a historical building in Liège, Belgium that is found outside the city walls. It was built in coal sandstone in the late 11th-century and was founded by Godescalc de Morialmé. The Church of St. Bartholomew was one of the original seven collegiate churches of Liège that also included the Churches of St. Peter, St. Paul, St. John, St. Denis, St. Martin, and the Holy Cross, and until the Liège Revolution of 1789 it collectively comprised the “secondary clergy” in the First Estate of the Prince-bishopric of Liège. The Church of St. Bartholomew had a wooden bell-tower rising in the center of the building, but it was destroyed in 1761. It still contains many treasures today.
During your visit to Central Square you also need to visit the markets. You can buy here the things you need, for example food, textiles, and accessories. It is open every Tuesday morning at Grand Place and the surroundings.
Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Website: Grand-Place (in Dutch)
The Church of St. Bartholomew
Address: Place St Barthélémy 8, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Address: Avenue du Parc 20, 7700 Mouscron, Belgium
Website: Weekly markets (in French)
7. Velvet Bar
This is a friendly and quiet bar. It is clean with a great service and a good sense of fun. It is the place to have a drink with friends as the Velvet Bar turns into pubs on weekends!
Address: Grand-Place 28, 7700 Mouscron, Belgium
Facebook: Velvet Bar
Pretland Binnenspeeltuinen offers hours of fun for children from 1 to 10 years. With locations in Hasselt, Linter, Mouscron, Gent and Sint-Niklaas there is always a Pretland in your area! Children have a great deal of fun in the many attractions, while the parents enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at one of the tables between the different playgrounds. Pretland is also the perfect setting for birthday parties, school trips, etc.
Address: Sint-Truidensesteenweg 139, 3350 Linter, Belgium
Website: Pretland (in Dutch)
Why should you visit Mouscron in Belgium?
You must visit Mouscron because you will have fun there with your loved one’s. Even if your already a parent and not a child, there is always a game for you to play. If your an adult for example,and you are planning to visit Pretland so your child will playe you can enjoy a delicious bag of coffee at one of the tables between the different playgrounds while waiting so you’ll not be bored.
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