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Remembrance Trails. Follow the 1914-1918 front to discover  memorials to the Great War in the area of ​​Ploegsteert and Comines-Warneton.

The Tourist Office of Comines-Warneton proposes a trip down memory lane to various historical sites relating to the First World War.

Starting from the Centre d'interprétation Plugstreet 14-18 Experience, the visitor will have the chance to discover the sites of the catacombes, the Ploegsteert  woods and the Mount of the Hut (Hill 63), the craters left by the mine explosion, the site of the 1914 Christmas Truce with the Croix de Saint-Yvon regularly decorated with symbolic football objects, the many British cemeteries, the "cottage" of Bruce Brainsfather who created the character Old Bill, the tribute plaque in honour of Winston Churchill.

Practical Information

This route for individual visitors is marked with information panels giving a pedagogical dimension to the marked circuit.

This tour is also suitable for groups who'll enjoy historical facts and anecdotes placed  throughout the Ploegsteert Woods.

If you want to discover even more about the 14-18 events in this region don't hesitate to go to the virtual meeting of Mademoiselle from Armentieres, A French cabaret waitress and  Old Bill - the famous English character with the big moustache recounting ancecdotes from the past.

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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