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Chemins du Souvenir - Great War remembrance trails, Comines Warneton

Chemins du Souvenir - Great War remembrance trails, Comines Warneton
© WBT - S. Dekkers
  • Departing from
    Mémorial Britannique
    Rue de Messines
    7782 PLOEGSTEERT (COMINES-WARNETON)Belgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps

Head to the front and discover First World War remembrance sites in the Ploegsteert and Comines-Warneton region.

The Comines-Warneton Tourist Office offers you this walk that visits First World War remembrance sites and historical locations.


Leaving from the British Memorial and the Plugstreet 14-18 Experience Interpretation Centre, visitors discover the catacombs, Ploegsteert wood and Hill 63 (le Mont de la Hutte), craters left by mine explosions, the site of the 1914 Christmas Truce, with the Saint Yves cross regularly decorated with football related objects, numerous British cemeteries, creator of Old Bill Bruce Brainsfather's cottage, the plaque in homage to Winston Churchill, etc.


In practice


The marked trail is lined with information board that give it a great educational dimension.

This walk is also adapted for groups with historical events and anecdotes through the Ploegsteert wood.

Do you want to discover even more about the First World War events in this border region?

Why not go virtual and meet Mademoiselle from Armentières, a French cabaret waitress, and Old Bill, the famous moustached British icon.

The Comines-Warneton Tourist Office has a lot to offer!


Length of the trail: 5 km.
Duration: 3 heures.

Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 56 55 56 00
  • website : http://www.villedecomines-warneton.be/tourisme
  • email : office.tourisme.comines-warneton@belgacom.net

PLUSTourist information on the town COMINES-WARNETON