|Chicken breasts at the market||$13.58|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$776.32|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$119.38|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$99.37|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$60.07|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.41|
Mouscron is a city and municipality in Hainaut, Belgium. It includes some old territories like Luingne, Herseaux and Dottignies. Its intriguing history and architectural splendor attract tourists from all over the world. The closest airport is Lille Airport, 19.6 km from the city. Tourists can avail cheap flights to Mouscron via this airport.
A number of archaeological finds reveal that there were several settlements here during Roman times. The province was constantly under siege in the 16th and 18th centuries and was annexed several times as well, in spite of fortification. As a result, there was an impact of several regions on the culture and heritage of the city. After a long French rule, the territory was returned to Netherlands in 1713. However, 1794 saw it return to the French empire. The textile industry flourished in the 19th century, with cotton mills and carpet manufacturing industries emerging as the foremost sources of income. In 1986, Mouscron was finally recognized as a city.
A number of architectural and cultural sites await tourists here, which can be enjoyed by availing the several cheap flights to Mouscron. The most attractive tourist spot is the Chateau des Comtes or the medieval castle. It was built in the 15th century and is very popular among vacationers. The city’s public park was built in the 1930s. It is a fantastic place for tourists, citizens and lovers alike. The marvelous ponds and lush greenery appeal to one’s aesthetic sense.
A number of fests and festivals are held here. Every year, a Christmas Market is set up in the Grand’Place. An athletic competition, vingt-quatre heure de Mouscron, is held every September as a charity event. However, the most anticipated event is the Fete de la Main or festivity of the hand. It is an annual festival which symbolizes unity, equality and fraternity, and one of its main attractions remains the act of Gilles’ group of performers and distribution of oranges to the spectators.
Mouscron is a truly unique city with a number of attractions which endear it to tourists. Come, stay in one of the fine hotels in Mouscron and join in the fun and festivity.