Tour St-Georges

Rue St-Georges 2, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tournai

STOPOVER YPRES.

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... graves. Another 37,000 names of the missing, are inscribed on the walls of the Memorial. There was also at least a dozen other "small" (less than 5,000 graves) cemeteries he saw either on the way out to Tyne Cot or while returning via a different route. Hundreds of these "small" ones don't even get a mention on the maps available at the Tourist Office. We think we may have seen sufficient war cemeteries for a little while. Dinner was at an Irish Pub, Irish Stew and beer of ...

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

Vimy

A travel blog entry by yake

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Very solemn day. We visited Vimy Ridge today - I've wanted to see this monument for a long time. More rain and really dark clouds set the mood for our visit. As we drove into the site we could see more fields sectioned as there were explosives still underground. The monument itself was absolutely huge. I was awestruck with it's immense size and placement on the Ridge. The view was beautiful. One can see ...

Our first threesome

A travel blog entry by thermalsailors

... into Belgium today there was a definate change. People speak english for a start. The place has a totaly different feel. Its very nice. The towns are more like back in southern france. They are river towns so have been here a lot longer than the canal towns. The canals through town are narrow but here in tournai they have a one way system with the vhf and some lights. We were all set to go through but i asked ...

Little and large locks + John's rant!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... for cruisers rather than barges. The first lock had a low bridge at the end of it, making Isi very happy as she had looked up that there was 1 low bridge on this route and up to now had not found it. There had been some that we thought were lower and were prepared to lower our radar arch, but it turned out we were OK. The lock-keeper said he would see us at the next lock, so we took our time but still got there before him and had to wait whilst he opened the gates. At ...

Location

This hotel, located on Rue St-Georges 2, Tournai, is near Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai, The Belfry of Tournai, Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum), and Folklore Museum.
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