Places of Interest
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The ‘Venice of the North’ is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in Europe, with its lovely canal network and splendidly preserved medieval town. Bruges is a world leader in the ‘art of the chocolatier’ and visitors can learn more about the history of cholcolate at the Choc Story Museum, with the opportunity to purchase delicious treats in the numerous speciality shops.
is a hugely cosmopolitan city located on a major crossroads in Europe. The city boasts many medieval buildings, particularly on the famous Grand Place, and it is also widely regarded as the epicentre of the modern European Community. Other buildings of note include the Palais de Justice, which houses the city’s High Court and various European Union buildings.
once arguably as beautiful as Bruges, Ypres was virtually reduced to rubble in the first world war, but has now been restored to some of its former glory. A site of so much tragic history, remnants of its past, including the world famous Menin Gate, are all around and serve as a poignant reminder of more turbulent times.
is a lovely medieval town with a medieval twist. Whilst 1.3 million tourists a year visit its historic buildings and museums, it is also a thriving port and is home to a highly regarded university. Ghent is also the flower centre of Belgium, exporting beautiful begonias and azaleas all over the world.
is the third largest harbour in France and was the scene of one of the most dramatic military rescues of all time, Operation Dynamo, when over 300,000 British troops were evacuated amidst heavy fighting in WWII. Nowadays, the town has been completely renovated and boasts several interesting museums, a striking 16th century Gothic church and a Flemish Renaissance style Town Hall.