Rent a car in Mons with Europcar
A short distance from the French border, Mons is a quiet medieval town with Baroque features and state of the art modern architecture. The 2015 European City of Culture is now home to two new modern art institutes, as well as a clutch of historical monuments and museums dedicated to its rich heritage.
Car hire in Mons is great for exploring this charming area in comfort and ease. Don’t miss the opportunity to check-out the buzzing capital Brussels, less than an hour away, or pop across the border to Lille.
The Europcar car rental experience in Mons
With a Europcar station conveniently located on one of the main roads leading into the town, it couldn’t be easier to rent a car in Mons. Just a 15-minute drive from the town centre, with well-connected public transport routes from the central station, the Mons Maisieres station is ideally situated for onwards travel to the rest of Belgium.
We have a range of economy car hire such as the Volkswagen Polo or Volkswagen Up, suitable for lone travellers and small groups. For those travelling with the family or in larger groups, check out the Renault Grand Scenic or Peugeot 3008.
If you are moving house or have a large load to transport, Europcar van hire is available at our Mons Maisieres station.
Car or van hire with Europcar is designed to be flexible and whether you need a vehicle for a matter of days, weeks or months, we can help.
Driving in Mons
Driving regulations in Belgium vary depending on the region. In Mons, motorway speed limits are 120 kilometres per hour, other major roads are 90 kilometres per hour, urban areas are 50 kilometres per hour and residential areas 20 kilometres per hour.
To hire a car in Mons you must be at least 19 years old, and hold a valid EU driver’s license.
When parking in Mons, there are several zones with parking meters, limited to a one hour stay. There are also two large undercover car parks; however these are not open 24 hours a day and require you to pay a surcharge of €1.50 if you need to collect your car outside of opening hours. There is a large amount of free parking available 24/7 in the town centre.
Discover Mons and the surrounding area by car
Following its stint as Europe’s City of Culture in 2015, Mons is where rich history and contemporary culture collide, and you will not be short of places to explore. From the 15th century Gothic church, Collégiale Ste Waudru with its 80 metre tall Baroque belfry, to the state-of-the-art conference centre designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, Mons is a fascinating meeting point of old and new.
Located minutes from the French border, hire a car with Europcar Mons and make the most of your trip by visiting northern European towns such as Lille, rich in industrial and artistic heritage.
Belgium is famed for its technological prowess, and just a short drive from Mons you will find the impressive Sloping Lock of Ronquières on the Hainault Canal. A whopping 70 metres tall, the lock lifts barges and boats up 14 metres, a sight worth seeing in itself. Once at the top there are breath-taking views of the surrounding area; when the weather is clear you can even see all the way to Brussels. On Sundays, tourist boat trips run, allowing you to experience the extreme elevation yourself. Hire a car with Europcar Mons and visit the longest sloping lock in the world in comfort and at your own convenience.
Things to see in Mons
Feel history come alive with the wacky but wonderful La Ducasse festival, affectionately named La Doudou by locals. This procession is a UNESCO-listed event which sees the remains of the 7th century patron saint paraded around the town, accompanied by music, mock battles with a dragon and lots of beer. Should you arrive out of season the Musée du Doudou provides a comprehensive account of the festivities and their history.
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