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Europe still bears the scars of the first world war. To get an idea of how much suffering took place in Wallonia, do stop by Ploegsteert where military cemeteries pay tribute to the 6,000 who fell in the region.

Memorial tourism - keeping history alive

There are no less than 20 war cemeteries by the First World War interpretative centre. They are kept pristine by the Imperial War Graves Commission.

The graves of the Commonwealth soldiers buried there can be distinguished by their rectangular tombstone, the superior frame slightly rounded. Stern but elegant.

Many come in pilgrimage there every year, leaving a few words in the registers available at the entrance of each cemetery.

Sponsor a Plugstreet Memory grave

Individuals, schools, companies... can sponsor a grave in one of the local cemeteries, which makes sure the tomb gets a commemorative ceremony, flowers, poppies or other memory gesture like historical search on the soldier's life.

More information can be found by The Comines-Warneton tourist office.


You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.


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