km from Lille and 25 km from Tournai. In accordance with the national law, the municipality offers dual language services in French and Dutch. The city has been part of the French-speaking province of Hainaut since 1963 and, as a result, part of the administrative region of Wallonia. People born in Mouscron edit Raymond Devos, humorist and stand-up comedian (20th century) Marcel Marlier (1930-2011 illustrator, cartoonist of Martine Jacques Mercier (1943 TV and radio show host, writer Marcel De Keukeleire: accordionist and music producer Frank Vandenbroucke (1974-2009 cyclist André Waignein (1942-2015 trumpet player. Mouscron town hall The town hall and the main square ( Grand Place ). At the center of this modern atrium, you can see the fountain made by Bernard Verhaeghe, a local artist, in 1987. Belgian province of, hainaut, along the border with the French city. By the end of the century, several cotton mills and carpet plants were built, leading the village to expand into a much larger urban area, especially after the close of World War.