Mons is a municipality in Wallonia that is less than one hour away from Brussels and has a population of 93,000. It is easily accessible either by car via the E19 or by train via Mons railway station, which is currently being renovated. There are also free “Mons Intra Muros” buses that run around the city centre. The city of Mons is famous for its Grand-Place and belfry. Culture and tradition enthusiasts can enjoy the exhibitions and archives at the Mundaneum, the Théâtre Royal de Mons, the Guardhouse Monkey who brings good luck, and the Ducasse de Mons or Doudou, a popular festival. The city therefore places a high emphasis on culture, and was the European Culture Capital for 2015. Nature-lovers can enjoy the Grand Large artificial lake, Parc du Beffroi, and the Jardins du Maïeur. Property in Mons is not considered particularly expensive, with an average price of between EUR 100,000 and EUR 150,000.