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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

More Warnings and Dangers in Ieper

HEADS UP....NO LATE NIGHT BUS SERVICE......

I found this out the hard way also...the Public Bus system stop early....The last buses leave the town core and the Train Station at approximately 7:30 PM...so if you might need later transport this...
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Greggor58
Apr 23, 2009

PUBLIC PHONES.......PHONE CARDS ONLY : O ]

Phone cards required if you might be using a public telephone in Ieper..although honestly I don't know how large an issue this is because I didn't notice any other public phones while walking about...
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Greggor58
Apr 23, 2009

Unexploded Ordinance....

Andre drove us to a place along a road where there was a pile of unexploded ordinance...artillery shells mostly...just recently left there by a farmer likely plowing for the Spring planting...
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Greggor58
Apr 23, 2009

Beware of the Ypres wildlfe

Beware of the Ypres wildlife . . .No, No, this is not a joke . . . Especially when you are walking around the Ramparts.At certain places there are Gooses. And if you come too close they might...
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filipdebont
Jun 13, 2007

Getting the wrong idea

Too many people visit the battlefields with a one-sided view of the horror and sacrifice. Poor Tommy! Lions led by Donkeys! Needless slaughter! The best of British! The Lost Generation! The reality...
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PaulKirk
Jul 29, 2006
 
 
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Top Things to Do in Ieper

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Menin Gate

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres commemorates those soldiers of the British Commonwealth – with the exception of Newfoundland and New Zealand – who fell in the Ypres Salient during the...
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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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Tyne Cot Cemetery

Several kilometres outside Ypres but this massive cemetery is a 'must visit' if you are interested in the Great War. It is the largest Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in the world and has almost...
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Sanctuary Wood Museum - Hill 62

Need to have a car if you like to come here, is out of town in Ypres Hill in the vicinity of Ypres '62 'Indicates that the hill is 62 meters above sea level, came in 1916 in German hands until...
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St Martins Cathedral & Monastery

Behind the Lakenhalle in Ypres is the Vandenpeereboomplein and St. Martin's Square, the former cathedral of Ypres. Around the year 1254 began with the construction to complete then two centuries...
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Cloth Hall - Lakenhalle

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 1304 In this building the sheet underwent its...
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Pavlik_NL

"Ieper (Ypres) touches all senses in extremes"
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breughel

"IEPER-YPRES EMOTIONS."
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filipdebont

"The Great War is never far away . . ."
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Greggor58

"A Living Memorial...and MORE!!"
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Luchonda

"Ieper - West of Flanders"
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