Raismes Travel Guide

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    Raismes
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    a bouquet of lily-of-the-valley
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Raismes Things to Do

  • Memorial aux combattants d'Algerie

    At the same site there was also a memorial to honour the soldiers who fought in Algeria from 1954 till 1962.

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  • Army truck

    But of course, I am who I am, and with my naught boy character, I tried to climb the hill were the truck stood from the back. All this in order to get a better look, and a better picture of course.I managed to climb the hill, but I could not get really much closer, because even the back was fenced with barb wire. But anyway I did find a better spot...

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  • Old bunker

    Near this war memorial there was an old bunker, and on the hill above it there was an old army truck.But you could not get closer as the area was completely surrounded with a fence.

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  • War monuments

    Along the road we also did see several war monuments.All these monuments were memorials to honour the soldiers who lost their lives in this terrible wars.

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  • La Scarpe

    At the end of the bike tour with did ride along the river La Scarpe. It was a nice part along a quiet road in the middle of nature.

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  • Tourist information

    Along the road you see information boards. This is very interesting for tourist, like this it is easier to know what there is to see and to do in this region.

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  • Coal Mines

    There were many coal mines in this region.Here you see the remains of the mine of Arenberg. The big elevator towers still remain as silent witnesses of a successful past. The closing of the many mines has been terrible for the economics and social situation in this region.Nowadays some of these mines can be visited, like the coal mine of Wallers...

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  • Information Board

    Just near the entance of the cobbled road of Arenberg there is an information board of Paris - Roubaix.It says : Welcome to the Cobbled sector of Paris - Roubaix.It gives some information on the track of the race, the winners and the loosers.

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  • Toughest sector of the race

    Another picture of the toughest sector of the race Paris- Roubaix. This straight cobbled road is 2400 m long and is a real nightmare for your muscles and for your but.

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  • Nightmare

    The nightmare for every amateur cyclist (if you have to pass this avenue).The most famous of all cobbled roads of Paris - Roubaix : The Avenue of Boules d'Herin, or the cobbled Road of Arenberg.

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  • The Hell of the North

    The Hell of the North is the other name for the final of the Race classic Paris - Roubaix.And one of worst parts of this legendary race is certainly the passage through the wood of Wallers - Arenberg.Our tour trip passed at the entry of this road, well I don't know if you still can name this cobbled road a road, as it is in such bad condition.As...

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  • Using the bicycle track

    Along certain roads there are bicycle tracks. And if you are riding on your own or in a small group it is obliged that you use these bicycle tracks.But it can happen that these tracks are in bad condition, that these tracks are full of small stones or even rests of glass, and then of course it is better to ride on the road. It is certainly better...

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  • On the road

    Most roads are in good condition. Of course you should know that this region is also the region where the Classic Race Paris - Roubaix passes, and those who know this race they know that one of the characteristics of this race are the cobbled roads.Lucky for us, the organisers did choose better roads for us; otherwise the day would have ended with...

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  • Quiet roads

    There are many woods in this area, like the big woods of Raismes, St-Amand, and Wallers.So it was great to ride along these avenues. For many kilometres we did ride in the green, natural background. That was great; it was quiet and away from heavy car traffic.I told you before that this must be a great region to do some mountain biking, may be an...

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  • Lily-of-the-valley

    Randonnee = tour tripMuguet =lily-of-the-valley.As in this region it is a custom that everyone buys a bouquet of lily-of-the valley for his beloved one.So as I was visiting this beautiful and hospitable region, I wanted to participate with this custom. So I also bought a small bouquet of flowers.It is so strange that custom can change per region,...

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Raismes Restaurants

  • Sandwich au pate

    As we arrived back in Raismes at the castle, Etoile de la Princess (star of the princes), we all got a delicious sandwich with pate, and a local beer.Here in France they are serving really delicious pate with a little bit of Garlic.Concerning the drinks, you could choose some soft drinks and there was also dark and blond Pelforth. I did choose a...

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  • Baguette

    What can be more typical than eating French bread or Une Baguette as they call the long bread over here.Hmmm delicious, a piece of French bread with some local cheese and a good glass of wine.

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Raismes Transportation

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    My Eddy Merkx bike

    by filipdebont Written May 1, 2003

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    Best way to discover this region is by bike.

    Of course, it can be tiring, if you aren't well trained, or if there is a strong wind (like it was today)

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Raismes Shopping

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    lily-of-the-valley

    by filipdebont Written May 2, 2003

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    You can find them everywere along the road, and even at crossroads.

    What to buy: a small bouquet of lily-of-the-valley

    What to pay: 1,5 a 2 Euro for a small bouquet

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Raismes Favorites

  • Fraternization

    As you can see on this picture, Raismes is fraternised with the German village of Eisleben.That is also a kind of tradition, as most villages in this region, al have one or more sister-villages in another European country.Raismes is also part of the Natural Park Region of Scarpe - Escaut. Scarpe and Escaut are two rivers who are passing in this...

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  • Working at the Coal mine

    In this region there were lots of coal mines.I think nowadays all these mines are closed.But you still can see this in every village which was once connected with these mines. As on several places you see these typical coal wagons. Mostly they are beautifully painted and filled with colourful flowers.

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