Sites of interest

Some examples among others: 

In Ypres

  • Flanders Fields museum
  • Menin Gate and Last Post:( each evening at 8 o’clock)
  • Walk on ramparts
  • Cloth Hall and St Martin‘s  Cathedral
  • Monuments and historic buildings : Fish market, Lille Gate, casemates...

Around Ypres

  • Pret park 'Bellewaerde'
  • Provincial Domain 'De Palingbeek'
  • Heuvelland with amongst othersthings the Kemmel Mount
  • Battlefields and military cemeteries
  • The coast of the North Sea
  • Cities to be visited (culture and shopping): Courtrai(Kortrijk) 30 km, Ghent(Gent)  60 km, Bruges(Brugge) 60 km, Brussels(Brussel) 120 km

By our french-speaking neighbours in Wallonia

  • Pret park 'Pairi Daiza'
  • The inclined plane of Ronquières
  • Tournai(Doornik)

In France

The border is about 20 km. A visit is worth it.

  • Mounts of Cats (Catsberg)
  • Cassel (Kassel)
  • Bailleul (Belle)
  • Bergues (Sint Winoc)
  • Lille (Rijsel) a culturel, trading and sparkling city, in only 30 km from Ypres (Ieper)
  • The Somme
  • The Côte d’Opale with the Cap Gris-Nez and Cap Blanc-Nez






a few recommendations