Lille, Champagne & Brugge (Part 3)
Trip Start Feb 12, 2008
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Brugge was originally set up as an outpost by Julius Caesar and throughout the years swapped hands between the Vikings, English, Danes, Dutch & French. Today it remains a magnificent representation of medieval Europe and has well-earned its distinction as a UNSECO World Heritage Site.
While there are a number of museums and dozens of churches and historical attractions, we found the best activity was to stroll along the flowing canals ad down cobblestone streets among the incredibly well preserved row-houses dating back as far as the 15th century
Of course no trip to Belgium would be complete without including chocolate so we took a tour of the Chocolate Museum with inclusive Belgian chocolate making demonstration and samples. Then after careful research, we selected one Chocolatier and put together a box of chocolates for the road.
No doubt whereever our travels lead us, Brugge will remain one of our favorites. The little city certainly left a big impression.