be successful for the city to prosper. Christiane Piérard et André Godart « L'immeuble dit au Blan Levrie, Grand-Place n 35 » dans Le patrimoine majeur de Wallonie, Éditions de la Région wallonne et diffusion Éditions du Perron, Namur et Liège, 1993,. A riot in the prison of Mons took place in April 2006 after prisoner complaints concerning living conditions and treatment; no deaths were reported as a result of the riot, but the event focused attention on prisons throughout Belgium. Retrieved permanent dead link Continued with: pourquoi brabançonne? Of the.7 who live in single family homes, only 26 (37.3 in Belgium) are separate houses, while.7 (44.4 in Belgium) are detached or terraced houses. Tue, sep, wed, sep, thu, sep, fri. Together with the Czech city of Plze, Mons was the European Capital of Culture in 2015. A castrum was built in Roman (Belgica) times, giving the settlement its Latin name Castrilocus ; the name was later changed into Montes for the mountain on which the castrum was built. In commercial areas, the ground floor is used as commercial space, while other floors are used for housing. Main sights edit The Spanish House and belfry.