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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
 
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
"You will see the Grand Place the old city the Town Hall and its belfry the Fine Arts Museum and much much more! Founded in the 11th century Lille is a town which has been Flemish Burgundian Spanish and finally French
From EUR12.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Mons

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In Search Of....

If you've read some of my pages you might know already that one of my favorite things to do is search for something special to me in a new city. This has always added some really nice surprises while...
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The Mayor's Garden

Behind the the Gothic Town Hall, through a short tunnel you'll find the lovely 'Jardin du Mayeur' (the Mayor's garden.) This inner court yard is a tranquil oasis for the Mayor, citizens and tourists...
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Parc Paridiso is a little out...

Parc Paridiso is a little out of Mons. My friends father asked me and my friend if we wanted to 'feed the birds in the park' We were expecting to be dropped of in a city park with some breadcrumb...
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The hall of IRAM

One more picture of the IRAM, which was taken inside the hall and that shows the old church structure, as well as the modern stairs that were added afterwards for the use of the school. The guides we...
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Church window in the stairs of IRAM

This is what the students of the IRAM see while climbing the stairs to get to their classrooms. Beautiful !!It was so amazing to discover a stained-glass inside a school :-) Too bad that most of the...
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A classrom inside a church !

During the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), we discoverd that the building of the IRAM -Institut Reine Astrid de Mons- are actually located inside a church ! How strange to follow a class in...
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Parc Paradisio

At Paradisio, you can admire, among other things, the world's most beautiful birds! Every day there are one or more bird shows to take your breath away. Along with the bird, there are thousands of...
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PASS

The Scientific Adventure Park is an unusual and extraordinary place to discover science. It is situated in Frameries,(6km from Mons) on the historical site of a former coal mine. The Pass is an...
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Van Gogh's House

Close to Mons, in the small village of Cuesmes, you can find the house in which the famous Dutch painter lived from August 1879 until October 1880.In the museum you can find reproductions of his work,...
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Jardin du Mayeur

You can find The Mayor's Garden inside the courtyard of the Town Hall. It's a nice, quiet litle park in which it is very pleasant to sit and relax. In the park, we have a fountain of the 'ropieur', a...
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Grand Large

Le Grand Large is a nice marina, close to the city center of Mons and ideal to practise some water sports.On the site of the Grand Large you can also find an amusement park for the kids (Imagipark) ,...
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Green and violet wood

Not really far from Mons center, le Bois d' Havré. On spring (late april-may), trees are green and on the ground, you would see a "violet" carpet, made of violet flowers... Mmmm.. Enchanting!I'm going...
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Of course, a city the size of...

Of course, a city the size of Mons has a town square, traditionally called 'Grand-Place'. Buildings in a panoply of styles testify that Mons was an important center all through the centuries. The...
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The Hainut region which is...

The Hainut region which is where Mons is located is the birthplace of my favorite artist Rene Magritte. His artwork is on some of the money and he is most famous for his men in bowler hats falling...
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Top Hotels in Mons

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Chaussee de Bruxelles 38, Mons, 7061, Belgium
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Boulevard Charles Quint 27b, Mons, Hainaut, 7000, Belgium
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Rue Des Arbalestriers 112, Mons, Hainaut, B-7000, Belgium
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Rue d'Havre 32, Mons, Hainaut, 7000, Belgium
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Gare Autoroutiere, Mons, BP7110, Belgium
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Place de Flandre, 8, Mons, Hainaut, 7000, Belgium
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Things to Do Near Mons

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The BoatLift

We were in the area out of the season, the boat lift weren't operational the massive lift is visible from afar, we drove closer underneath what unbelievable place The boat lift is full of discoveries...
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Mahieu

"Enjoy to stroll around"
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Muya

"Mons and the Doudou"
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ptitetoile

"Mons, a medieval town with strong traditions!"
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lmkluque

"A Microcosm Of Larger European Cities"
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balhannah

"MON'S - WELL WORTH A STOP!"
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