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Stories and Tips Flanders

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Tres Belle Tournai

Written by zabelle on 19 Apr, 2005

When you get to Tournai/Doornik, you will need to hone your French skills. Though bordering on Flanders and Hainault, Tournai is a French city. Much of its history has placed it under the control of the French. Tournai was the first Belgian city freed by…Read More


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Lovely Leuven

Written by zabelle on 19 Apr, 2005

Though not technically in Flanders, I chose to include it anyway since it certainly is the epitome of the duality of the Belgian culture with it’s two distinctive universities. Leuven/Louvain is a very typical university town and we watch in delight as the hordes…Read More


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BREATHTAKING BRUGES

Written by zabelle on 19 Apr, 2005

Saint John Hospital This is not just an art museum, but rather a history museum; the atmosphere of the former hospital adds a lot of historic appeal. The hospital is named for St. John the Evangelist, but St. John the Baptist is included in most of…Read More


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Kortrijk-FLANDERS FRIENDLIEST CITY

Written by zabelle on 19 Apr, 2005

Kortrijk/Coutrai will always have a place in the hearts of all the Flemish. It was here in July of 1302 that the impossible happened; the French army made up of knights was defeated by the townspeople. This was the first time that this had ever…Read More


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Magnificent Mechelen

Written by zabelle on 19 Apr, 2005

We chose Mechelen to visit because of the wonderful art that is on display in their churches. While doing my research I came across the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance and I have to admit that it was one of the most moving and…Read More


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GLORIOUS GHENT

Written by zabelle on 19 Apr, 2005

As an English-history buff, I longed to visit Ghent, the birthplace of one of my favorite Plantagenets, John of Gaunt. This was my second visit and I was still fascinated. Though often overshadowed by its more-famous and romantic neighbor Bruges, Ghent has much…Read More


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