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  FECAMP - Belgian flag first.
by breughel

Arriving at the pebble beach of Fécamp by the Place de l'Eclipse we saw the Belgian flag first in the lane! Is there a reason?

There are several:
Belgian tourists are good customers who appreciate the French food and wine.
Most Belgians speak French. You can't imagine how that simplifies the life of all people working here for tourism. We understand the most elaborate menus in the restaurants and order in French. When satisfied we leave a good tip and make a compliment for the chef coq.

No panic at the tourist office or the renting office; we speak their language. We can even talk with the pensioned fisherman on the quay.

But there is more, Frenchmen have discovered through their television that we live in a surrealistic country, are fond of self derision and are "chaleureux" in our contacts with them.

That's why our flag is first when getting at the beach of Fécamp.

Actually the boulevard along the sea front is called after Albert 1er, King of the Belgians, called "le Roi Chevalier" because during the 1914-18 war he resisted on a small part of the Belgian territory (l'Yser) with the remains of his army.

Address: Sea front near Place de l'Eclipse.

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  • Updated May 14, 2011
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