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Ypres is a pretty town of medieval origin, surrounded by fantastic fortifications. Over the centuries it has been subjected to much torment and destruction. Although almost completely rebuilt following the tremendous devastation of the First World War, Ypres remains a living museum. Most buildings are relatively new but the skilled renovation of seventy years ago has made the weathered replicas now appear original. This small Flemish town is primarily for those interested in the Battlefields with extensive memorials and mementoes of World War One, but do not be too surprised when you find both its charm and its beauty have seduced you.

The impressive In Flanders Fields Museum in the centre of Ypres has now re-opened following an extensive renovation and  all our short break packages to Ypres include tickets to this unmissable attraction.

"Belgium has 3 official languages- about 60% of the population (roughly the north of the country) speaks Flemish (which is a dialect of Dutch). French is the language in Wallonia, southern Belgium, and a small percentage of people in eastern districts speak German as their first language."

Situated in the heart of the Flanders region, Ypres boasts a large number of heart rending battle-sites and memorials.

This ancient cloth-trading town is rich in artistic and architectural treasures.

Ypres boasts superb flower and fresh produce markets within its picturesque squares.

Belgium produces some of Europe's most distinguished cuisine, its finest beers... and of course the world's best chocolate.

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