Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the culture and the society at Salle St Georges in Mons closeby to our hotel in Mons centre. Salle St Georges in Mons is located in the heart of the city which can be easily reached from the hotel by Mons train station. Salle St Georges in Mons is steeped in history and has had thousands of temporary exhibitions throughout its time as an exhibition site.
Salle St Georges is linked to the Town Hall through history and hosts a variety of exhibitions with cultural and social themes. The Salle St Georges in the heart of Place de Mons is housed in a new chapel that was built at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. The new chapel replaced the original of the same name. The chapel was included in the 15th century Town Hall. The chapel was restored in the 20th century which saw it keeping part of the original 14th-century apse as well as the facade that reflects the baroque style of civil architecture.
The old chapel had initially been used as the alderman oratory (the mayor’s chapel). Usually, in the mayor’s chapel, the first mass of city officials was celebrated. Officials would follow the church service from the State Room that was conveniently located above the Town Hall. This was due to the Salon des Etats being located on the first floor of the Salle Saint-Georges and the double doors that were at the end of the Gothic hall of the Hôtel de Ville. The double doors led into the scabinal chapel thereby linking the chapel to the Town Hall.
Several religious confraternities including the famous Brotherhood of Saint George were said to meet in the old chapel. However, no traces of these meetings are present in the chapel. Over the years, the hall was used for events other than religious purposes. Salle St Georges in Mons saw the drawings of lotteries and announcement of election results before becoming an exhibition site.
Visitors to Salle St Georges can enjoy the temporary exhibitions for a small fee with children under 6 free. It welcomes visitors on Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. They are also open on weekends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Furthermore, you can book a guided tour by contacting the Tourist Office.
You never know what you will find at Salle St Georges in Mons. Ensure you take the trip and you may be surprised at the temporary exhibition on display. When you are finished, our hotel restaurant in Mons centre is nearby to rest your tired feet. Come on into our 4* hotel in Mons and indulge in some of the delicious dishes and refreshing drinks.