I visited St Georges Church Ypres in September this year and would like to request a brass plaque to my Uncle, killed in 1917 at St Julian near Ypres.
Who do I contact at the Church please.
Some final thoughts from viewers would be appreciated before we settle on our routing: from Avignon to Leper, would you personally choose to fly or take the train; would you go into Lille or would you prefer to go into Brussels and what would be your reasons one over the other city? I think there is a station change at Kortrijk from Brussels for all trains, is that correct? We have already been given excellent advice about renting a car. If we decide to rent a car from either Lille or Brussels, which of these large cities might be the easiest to exit? Even though we're coming from (right-hand-drive) Canada, we've never driven in Europe before so traffic congestion is a concern. I've got several questions here, so thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.
My husband and I are travelling to France and Belgium next year. Is picking up a car rental something that can wait until we arrive in Leper, or should we arrange it from home (Canada) prior to our departure? We'd stay and walk in the town, and only want the car to go to a great uncle's cemetery at Railway Dugouts, see some other interesting things of interest related to the First World War in the Leper area, perhaps take a drive up to the coast and back, and if the advice was encouraging, get bold and perhaps go down to Thiepval where another great uncle is memorialized. Thank you in advance for your advice.
I need to travel from Ypres to Paris on Thurs Nov 7th 2013. Can you please tell me the easiest and most direct route from Ypres. Also what time would I have to leave Ypres in order to get a train connection via Kortrijk to Lille and then TGV to Paris that would have me in Paris at about3 pm
my son is going on a volunteering camp near Ieper.
he has come straight from a piano course in the south of france, and has only just
received the list of what to bring to the camp and does not have the required "farm boots"
is there a shop in the town that would sell not too expensive wellies?
What is the best way to get by Public transport from Calais to Ieper and what does it cost? Thanks!
I wish to travel from Ieper to Lille in order to catch a train from Lille to Charles de Gaulle Airport. My train departs at around 8.40from Lille.
Can you tell me if there is transport available from Ypres )Ieper) at a time to get me to the Lille Station on time?
Hi, I have two options to visit Ieper and I need advice. First option is to go from London for a full day only (I.e. 5am-10pm etc). I will be in London for 4 days in May and thought about taking a full day to do this but come back late at night as I've already booked and paid for accom in London. Whats the best method of travel for a day trip - train/ fly??
Second option is to go from Brugge as this is the last stop of a tour I'm doing in June, but they can't guarantee what time we'll arrive in Brugge. I know there are trains to Ieper but i cant book anything until that day. I can stay overnight in Ieper however the next day I depart London at 4pm for New York and am worried about missing my flight if trains are delayed etc.
Advantage of the first option is theres no worry about my flight in June, however I would miss out on the last post in Ieper unless there's a super late train from Ieper to kortrijk to Lille to London etc ... And then the second option's advantage is I can stay overnight but don't know what time I'll get there on the day depending on my tour plus making sure I get on a train to be back in London by midday next day.
So confused and stuck on which option to take, please help! Thank you :)
I will be in Ieper during the first week in December and was wondering how to find out if I can get to Nieuwpoort by bus or tain and return in the one day.
Does any one know of a good camp site or farm that would take a group of motorcyclists
will be at Menin Gate for the last post at 8pm (Mid June). Have a driver to drop me off at Lille train station for the last train to paris at 10pm. Do I have enough time?
My family and I attended the museum in Feb 2009. My daughter had the character of 'Maria Desaegher. I can not find any information about her on the website. We think that she wrote a book after the war called 'I never heard the war' We have been trying to get hold of the book at various book shops, but may have got the title wrong. Can anyone throw any light on this? Thank you
does anyone know how much a taxi would cost from leper to dunkirk on the 11th of november. we would like to go about 2100.
Ok, I know a decent amount about both world wars. And I have been living in Germany with my husband whos in the US Army. Since I am Canadian...naturally Flanders is a place I want to see before I leave here in July. Heres is my question....I have looked all over the internet, but I cant find a site that says anything about visiting the actual fields that are talked about in the poem. I really want to see the area in which the poem was created. Is that even known? Is there a site for that? Please let me know asap, as we want to leave this following weekend. Also, I know there is the Tyne Cot Cemetery... How far is that from Flanders? Is there any other recommended sites to see. Keep note that I am only interested in war memorials and such. Thank you for your time and effort
Is there a bus from Leper to Zillebeke, please?
Thank you, Celia Ellis
Is there a train from Leper to Zillebeke please.
can you tell me if the flanders field museum is open on the 12th and 13th of febuary because i would like to visit it on those dates thank you
Can anyone tell me where the camping ground is near Ieper?
Is it walkable to town? 10-15 min
Ian from Australia