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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.

COVID-19 : We do our best to inform you with the latest updates... Best, though, to check with the operator or lodging you have made a booking with before getting on the road. Please note that the Covid Safe Ticket (or health passport) is mandatory in Wallonia.  Infos

Before getting on the road, do contact the closest tourist office to your destination. If you are going to the Hautes Fagnes, please remember the number of visitors is limited each day. The Hautes Fagnes Tourist Office will give you the latest details. The Luxembourg and East Cantons Tourist Office will give you the ski slopes opening times. For additional skiing and winter sports information in Belgium, you can contact the East Contons Tourist Office.

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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