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"Ieper - West of Flanders" Top 5 Page for this destination Ieper by Luchonda

Ieper Travel Guide: 529 reviews and 1,563 photos


Ieper - The battlefield of Flanders in the first WW - but it is more than this - more than the last post !
Interior view on the famous St-Maartens-Cathedral - located in the center
of Ieper - near the Belfry and Lakenhalle.
An impressive Cathedral - reflecting a lot of history (political/religious) of this part of my country - starting in the medievals ... ending
..who knows !

Ieper The Cathedral

St-Maartens-Cathedral - located in the center of Ieper - near the Belfry and Lakenhalle.
Weaponshields of the most important inhabitants !

Ieper - city of memorials

The war in the Westhoek was a historical event, and among all the historical events, it is perhaps one of those which will leave the deepest mark, one of the stages of humanity. The ruins of the Cloth Hall, rebuilded stone by stone, and of the Cathedral, a mix of natural stones and productionwise cheaper bricks.
BTW the cloth hall had about 91 statues of the most important rulers of Ypres. Today, only a few are rebuild
- Statue of the holy virgin
- Statue of Baudion 9 and his wife (founders of Ypres)
- Statue of Albert I and his wife ( King during the war)
Located : Near the the entrance of "Flanders Field Museum"

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our places and in the sky
the larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead.Short days ago
We lived, felt down, saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders Field
John Mc Crae - May 1915

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  • Pros:Impressive new builded city after the WW one
  • Last visit to Ieper: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Excellent page - makes me want to visit even more perhpas another B'day visit to Belgium. Any new of Klokke Roeland being restored to the Tower yet? Glad you enjoyed a bit of sun in Ste-Maxine - I loved it !

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2008 at 8:42 AM

    Another fantastic page of yours. Especially the info about the Flanders Field museum is very interesting. Have a nice Sunday evening.

  • ines2003's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2007 at 9:37 AM

    great information, nice pictures, good country and pretty people**

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2006 at 4:41 AM

    An interesting and well-presented page, Luc. Ypres also resonates for Australians, it was good to have more background on the area.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 9:49 AM

    Nice tips on a city of ghosts and witches. Great area to bicycle in as well ... as long as you don't try too much of the Ypra! ;-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2006 at 9:51 AM

    Excellent photos and information here Luc!! There were so many things about Ypres that I did not know - thanks for filling me in! This is a very important memorial for Canadians.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 9:20 PM

    I don't know if the statue of a witch brewing some nasty poison is designed to remind the unfamous Ypérite but this is how I feel it. Excellent little page !

  • nicoleken's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2003 at 1:45 AM

    Yes the statue of the witch is very good !

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2003 at 1:16 AM

    I looooooooove the witch


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