"Randonnee du Muguet" Raismes by filipdebont

Raismes Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 25 photos

This first of May, is an official holiday in Belgium (also in other countries), in fact it is the day of labour.

And I can understand for you foreigners it seems a bit strange, but on the day of labour nobody has to work.

So on this day I went to Raismes by car, to participate to the Randonnee du Muguet (tour trip of the lily-of-the-valley for cyclists).

It is a kind of tradition around this first of May, that in this region, everywhere they are selling small bouquets of lilies-of-the-valley.

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  • Pros:a wonderful region to discover
  • Last visit to Raismes: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2006 at 12:13 AM

    Ik wandel liver dan fietsen, en ik ken de beschreven streek goed. Je geeft een goed zicht op de sfeer dat je daar kan vinden.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2004 at 1:09 PM

    I would not like to cycle along some of those roads Filip! Very interesting page & lovely photos, Well done (~_~)

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2004 at 2:28 AM

    Thank you for showing the region of my ancestors, which I have seldom visited ! Great bicycle trip ! The lilly-of-the-valley tradition exists everywhere in France, not only in North-Pas-de-Calais. Amazing that it is not true ‘’outre Quievrain’’!

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2004 at 3:05 AM

    Beautiful page. I like very much the bike tips

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2003 at 2:10 AM

    Great page filip and really interesting things to see and do, all the best Cliff.

  • Brokie's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2003 at 3:52 AM

    Vive la douce France

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2003 at 3:22 PM

    Great photos and info! Thanks!!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2003 at 4:46 AM

    Coal mines & beer... not very French :-) Looks peaceful!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2003 at 3:32 AM

    FANTASTIC PAGE and interesting destination! Maybe someday I go there :-))).

  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2003 at 1:41 AM

    Great page, seems you had a nice cycle tour. It's been many years since I had a Pelforth.


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