Ronse is a famous Belgian city and a municipality situated in East Flanders, a Flemish province. The Lille Airport is 53 km away from the center and is the closest airport to Ronse. Ronse railway station is acknowledged as the most ancient railway building in the whole of Europe. La Grande Motte (Hoge Mote) came up replacing the old Town Hall. This is definitely very well restored and preserved among the historical monuments of the city. It dates back to the 15th century when Hoge Mote was a canon housing. Though the building was grossly transformed and renovated on several occasions, some basic features have still been preserved from the past. Even to this day, the original interior is intact. Presently, it houses the Office of Culture, the Tourist Office and the MUST (Textile Museums Service). Avail cheap flights to Ronse for an enjoyable holiday.
The Tower of the Beggars is another interesting place for tourists. It is made from sandstone and has a circular base. Supposed to be among the highest peaks of Muziekbos, it actually remains concealed among the trees. It was constructed in 1864 by a timber merchant, Mr. Scribe. He was probably inspired by the then prevailing trend of building schedules, often romantic or weird in style. These were known as "Follies." The famous architect Buels of Ghent designed the Obelisk in 1812. It was actually the first public fountain in Ronse. It was, however, finally constructed in 1817. The height of the Obelisk is 12 meters. The Obelisk consists of four pools at the bottom and has a double-headed eagle on its top depicting the city’s symbol.
Tourists would find the late Gothic-style St. Hermes Church worth visiting because of its imposing and highly impressive Statue of Saint Hermes, patron of mental patients. It boasts of elegant stalls that catch your attention instantly. In a corner facing the altar, one can still find some hooks present on the wall. The critically ill and mentally disturbed patients were held there while prayers were in progress seeking their salvation. The St. Hermes Church tower has a carillon consisting of 49 bells with a total weight of more than 12 tonnes. History buffs could avail cheap flights to Ronse and stay in one of the several fine hotels in Ronse to relive such a glorious past.