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Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille
"We will leave your accommodation in Lille or Arras 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 h 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
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille
"The tour starts at your accommodation or the train station in Lille. You will be heading towards Fromelles seeing where the mass grave was where 250 Australian soldiers were buried by the Germans. You will stand at the newly built Pheasant Wood Cemetery and visit the Fromelles Museum.From there your guide will take you to the Australian Memorial Park the ""Cobbers"" Memorial and to VC Corner Cemetery the only exlusively Australian cemetery in France. Next you will drive towards Armentières and Ploegsteert.In Ploegsteert the only place where the 5 Australian Divisions were all together in the winter 1917-18 you will visit the new ""Plugstreet 14-18"" interpretative centre and the Ploegsteert Memorial to the missing.Time for lunch. After Lunch you will be in Messines near one of the 19 mine craters. From there to another mine crater the ""Caterpillar
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels
"We will pick you up at the train station in Kortrijk at 9am this is to avoid traffic jams in Brussels. After the tour we will bring you to your hotel or accommodation. Now driving towards Vimy to visit the Grange subways and tunnels where the Canadian Divisions stood just before the assault in April 1917. You wil 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
From EUR315.00

Cloth Hall - Lakenhalle Tips (30)

CLOTH HALL [LAKENHALLE]

Lakenhalle is the Flemish Name for the Cloth Hall.The Hall is an astonishing size!When it was built, it was one of the largest commercial buildings of the Middle Ages, where it served as the main...
balhannah
Nov 21, 2014

BELFRY TOWER

The belfry tower is located on the Cloth Hall, and it the oldest part.Originally used as a watchtower for the protection of Towns people and their property, it had a 24 hour watchman, looking out for...
balhannah
Nov 21, 2014

Lakenhalle and the Belfry

The Lakenhalle served as a covered sales and storage of cloth to the (now vaulted) waterway, the Ieperlee, the construction of the hall was completed in 1304In this building the sheet underwent its...
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shavy
Oct 28, 2014

BEIAARD, CARILLON, BELLS.

The ground floor of the belfry was used to keep the charters and the treasury of the city as well as a meeting room for the municipal magistrates. The second floor was an armoury and a prison. The...
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breughel
Feb 06, 2014

Total destruction and reconstruction.

One could wonder how the town of Ieper counting only forty thousand inhabitants could build between 1260 and 1304 a covered market 125 m long with 48 doors and a belfry 70 m high?It was one of the...
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breughel
Feb 06, 2014

BELFORT, BEFFROI, BELFRY.

In the 11th and 12th centuries a number of towns of the present Belgium and north of France (the historic Flanders and neighbouring regions) gained some autonomy in the feudal system of the Middle...
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breughel
Feb 06, 2014

IN FLANDERS FIELDS MUSEUM.

The museum is located in the rebuilt Lakenhalle - Cloth Hall of Ieper (Ypres) and was opened in 1998. It tells the story of WW I in and around Ypres from the standpoint of people who experienced the...
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breughel
Mar 12, 2013

Tourist Office inside the Cloth Hall.

Ieper has a very good Tourist Office because tourism is an essential activity of Ieper.On the excellent website http://toerisme-ieper.be/en one can find in English, Dutch, French and German all...
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breughel
Mar 09, 2013

Rebuild after WWI

Rebuild after WWI La grand'place a une superficie de 1 hectare 25 centiares. La halle aux draps fut construite vers les années 1200 et servait de marché et de contrôle pour le commerce de draps. Le...
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wandeljp
Oct 21, 2012

Cloth Hall

The magnificent Cloth Hall is situated right in the centre of Ieper (Ypres) and dominates the main Market Square (Grote Markt). It contains the Visitor Information Centre and also the Flanders Field...
Ben-UK
Jun 05, 2012

Cloth Hall on an evening night

There are many beautiful houses on the market of Ypres that is dominated by the large building of the Cloth Hall. The Cloth Hall is an amazing building from the 13th century and has a Belfry of 70...
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FilipDemuinck
Apr 04, 2011

The Liberation of Ypres, WW II.

At the feet of the belfry of Ieper is a commemorative plaque of the liberation of the city on 6 September 1944 by the 1st Polish Armoured Division under command of General Stanislas Maczek. This...
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breughel
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Ieper

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Ypres

I am not generally keen on taking organized tours, preferring where possible to do things on my own, but one of the friends we were travelling with strongly advocated doing a guided tour of the World...
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In Flanders Fields Museum

I much recommend the special exhibition from 04.10.2014 till 04.01.2015 at the Cloth Hall, Royal Chamber: "The Battle of the IJzer and the First Battle of Ieper / Antony d’Ypres" Text from the IN...
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Hospice Comtesse

As the name implies, this is a street where a mint (in the sense of minting coins) once stood. This is one of the oldest streets in Lille and still has a number of historic buildings, some in good...
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Vielle Bourse

It used to be an Old Stock Exchange Building located between La Grand 'Place and La Place du theater and is built from 1652 -1653 The building in Baroque style seems to be a whole however, it consists...
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Place Rihour

Nice little square 200 metres from Grand Place.There are cafes , a metro station, Palais Rihour and tourist office where you can buy the Lille city pass. The city pass gets free entry to 27 tourist...
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Palais des Beaux Arts

At the edge of the old town of Lille is the Palais des Beaux -Arts with us also known as the Museum of Fine Arts in Lille, this beautiful old museum has a wonderful collection of over 650 paintings...
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