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Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges
"Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bruges at 9am. You will then head towards Messines where you will stand near the Memorial to the New Zealand Corps on the slope of the little town. You will go to the Visitor Center on Mess under the church of Messines where Hitler was during his service in WW1. Near the church is a memorial to Samuel Frickelton who won the Victoria Cross during the battle after taking 2 machine gun positions. From there we are driving towards one of the 19 mine craters the ""Pool Of Peace"" crater.Time for lunch an omelet a sandwich or soup with a drink are included in the tour.You will now going to Nine Elms Cemetery near Poperinge the place where David Gallaher is buried
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Bruges
"We will leave your accommodation in Bruges at 9am driving towards Vimy to visit the Grange subways and tunnels where the Canadian Divisions stood just before the assault in April 1917. You will march in the trenches in the footsteps of these heroes. I visiting Tyne Cot Military Cemetery and Memorial the largest CWGC's cemetery in Europe. The walls are bearing 35 000 names of soldiers who have no known grave the cemetery contains 12 000 graves 8 400 are unknown. From there we drive to Passendale Crest Farm Memorial the Brooding Soldier in Sint Juliaan where the German's used for the first time gas. from there going to Langemark to see the ""Studenten Friedhof"" the resting place of more than 44 000 German soldiers.Before arriving in Ypres you will stand at Esse
From EUR275.00
 
Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Battle of Waterloo Tour
"Depart your Brussels hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle for your 8-hour tour. If there’s anything you want to see more of let your guide know: your tour is private so the itinerary can be tailored to your interests.The morning is spent in Brussels with the first stop being at the Grand Place Brussels' magnificent medieval main square. Stroll by the baroque and Gothic buildings as you hear about their history and walk to the Statue of the Peeing Boy (Manneken Pis) to learn why this quirky monument of a urinating boy was placed here in the mid-1600s.Drive to the Laeken district
From EUR127.00

More Things to Do in Villers-la-Ville

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Under the Viaduct

So in the previous tip I have already told you that the train was passing by via a viaduct right through the Abbots garden.At the walking concert Voices under the Stars, this location was used for the...
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Trains in the Abbots garden?

During the walking concert Voices under the Stars; I noticed that nearby at regular times trains were passing by.But then when I moved over to the Abbots garden, it was al clear to me. There was...
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Abbots Gardens

Behind the Abbots Palace you can visit the Abbots garden.This beautiful garden was filled with statues and fountains (there are some statues left).Behind the garden there are some terraces which lead...
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Abbots Quarters

The main parts of the abbey of Villers-la-Ville were built between the 13th and 15th century. However the Abbots Quarters also named the Abbots Palace was rebuilt in the 18th century by Abbot Jacques...
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The Big Finale

At 23.00 it was time for the big finale.On stage nr 1, the big stage on the working courtyard, all the groups which participated at this magnificent walking concert were presented one by one. They...
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Stage nr 2 : The Gregorian Choir of Leuven

Stage nr 2 was built in the Abbey Church.Oh, what a fantastic location, and up to me the perfect location for this group which was bringing religious music.This Choir is really very famous for the...
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Stage nr 3 : The New London Children's Choir

At the courtyard just besides the Abbey Church you could hear the soft voices of The New London Children's Choir (on stage nr 3).Despite the young age of this group, the Children’s Choirs has already...
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Stage nr 6 : Sangalayi

Next to the old Brewery ruins there was a small courtyard. This courtyard was the location of Stage nr 6 and here you could listen to the African Sounds of Sangalayi.The name of this group : Sangalayi...
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Stage nr 5 : The Female Voices of Adiemus

The garden of the Abbots quarter was the location of stage nr 5.On stage nr 5 you could see and hear the voices of 9 ladies. This group of ladies came from Finland, and they were singing in a fictive...
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Stage nr 4 : The Flying Pickets

On stage nr 4 were performing The Flying Pickets.To me this was really top of the bill.I must admit that I am bit of a fan of the Flying Pickets. In the past I have already seen a few concerts of...
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Stage nr 1 : The Choir of the Red Army

So stage 1, this big stage at the big working courtyard was reserved for the Choir of the Red Army.This world famous choir is one of the bestin its kind. It was a big group - 35 singers. They brought...
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The Concert

In 2004 it was the fourth edition of the walking concert Voices under theStars.So there were performing 6 different vocal groups on 6 different stages.This year top of the bill were The Flying Pickets...
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The old Brewery

On the other side of the working courtyard you can see the brewery. This building is well preserved (and beautifully restored). It was built in a pure Romanesque styleBy the size of this building,...
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Hidden treasures

While walking through these magnificent Abbey ruins of Villers-la-Ville, it was great to discover some beautiful spots to photograph.Of course it was not the ideal occasion, to do this at a walking...
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