400 years of Mont-de-Piété
Few institutions have existed for 400 years. And yet, the Mont-de-Piété of the City of Brussels was founded in 1618. This 400th birthday will be celebrated throughout the year.
The Mont-de-Piété (pawnshop) is probably the most ancient official and financial institution of Belgium. More info about its history:
- Mont-de-Piété - présentation (in French)
The Mont-de-Piété celebrates its 400th anniversary with a commemorative coin of 2.5 euros. The coin is available through:
The 400th birthday will be celebrated throughout the year, including:
- 20 April to 22 June 2018. Exhibition From stone to jewel and jewel making contest (contest open to students of social promotion education)
- 19 June 2018. Collecting objects for Télévie charity and large barbecue
- 25 October to 21 December 2018. Exhibition Les Lumières de la Ville
Objects for Télévie are collected throughout the year. A large collection will be held during the large barbecue on 19 June 2018.