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A unique space !

Opposite St. Waudru's Collegiate Church, discover an exceptional museum of decorative arts (1775-1825) with a multicultural, humanist and educational approach, and featuring not only a prestigious collection of clocks, unique in the world, but also majestic French gilt bronzes, superb porcelain (primarily from Paris and Brussels), sumptuous gold and silver items (including the renowned Mons hallmark), rare jewels (including a precious set of cameos) and countless fascinating objects.

The setting is life within French high society in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the starting point being the famous theme of the "Bon Sauvage", as described in the novels "Paul et Virginie" by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1788) and "Atala" by René de Chateaubriand (1801).The François Duesberg Museum is unquestionably one of the highlights for tourists in Mons. To prove it, together with St. Waudru's Collegiate Church it is the only tourist attraction in the city to have two stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide – the most authoritative reference on the subject.


Une des nombreuses salles du Musée.

Vitrine Paul et Virginie.




Honorary citizens of the city

On 28 June 2011, Mons District Council granted honorary citizenship to Mr and Mrs Duesberg, in recognition of the couple's commitment to this exceptional museum, which is the fruit of decades of tireless passion and a true work of art. The City of Mons is very proud to have such a jewel within its domain – a world-famous museum. Thanks to this collection's outstanding reputation, Mons is a name mentioned in all four corners of the planet.

La Baronne Betty Duesberg, 89 ans, admirable d'abnégation jusqu'au bout.










François Duesberg Museum

Square F. Roosevelt, 12
7000 Mons

Open Thu., Thur., sat et sun., 2PM > 7PM

Guided tours on request to the Baron F. Duesberg

Contact by mail

T. 0032(0)