The beautiful countryside around Ypres is filled with WWI museums and memorials. The town of Ypres itself was destroyed in the war and later rebuilt. Many of the battles and the associated monuments and cemeteries are spread around the area. If exploring by car, I recommend staying at Muscari B&B. Housed in a farmhouse that survived the war, this lovely B&B is only 15 minutes outside Ypres in tranquil farmland. The owners offer three possible options: two are doubles with ensuite bathrooms, and the third is a suite with a large room suitable for two people with an attached single room and a loft which sleeps two. The suite includes a large bathroom with shower and double sink. Breakfast was generous and served at the convenience of the guests. Their quiet garden area is available to guests who wish to relax in the outdoors. The price was only 60 euros per night. The web address is www.muscari.be.
I am interested in your post because we are going to be in Belgium this September (2014). When I was a child I read a book about WWI entitled, "from Mons to Ypres". Being interested in WWI and WWII, I think if it would be great to see the sights around that area.
We are flying in to Amsterdam for 3 nights and then heading out for about 6 nights prior to ending in London for 3 nights. My Wife, Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law probably aren't as interested in WWI as me. Are there other things to do in that area?
Any information will be very much appreciated.
Bill, Springport Michigan USA
I hope your trip was great. I am going via train to Luxembourg from Paris at the end of November so we don't have a car but would love to stay in this town. My father was captured in the Battle and survived so wanting to see where he fought.
Any trip reports or locations via the train or bus would be so appreciated as there are 3 of us.
That sounds like a catch, Anita. I've added it to my list.