The 10 Best Things to Do in Comines-Warneton, Belgium

August 1, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Comines-Warneton (Dutch: Komen-Waasten, Picard: Comène-Warneuton, West Flemish: Koomn-Woastn) is a Belgian city and municipality in the Walloon province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, it had a total population of 17,562. Its total area is 61.09 km (23.59 sq mi) which gives a population density of 287 inhabitants per square kilometre (740/sq mi). The name "Comines" is believed to have a Celtic, or Gaulish, origin. Comines-Warneton is a municipality with language facilities for Dutch-speakers.
Restaurants in Comines-Warneton

1. Flanders Battlefield Tours

Slachthuisstraat 58, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium +32 57 36 04 60
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5 based on 877 reviews

Flanders Battlefield Tours

Reviewed By karenc23 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

On meeting Jacques we instantly knew we were in for a great tour..,he made us feel at ease instantly...His depth of knowledge on the area and how passionate he is blew us away...we visited so many sites..we booked the The Grand Tour which included The North Salient visiting Tyne cot cemetary and lots of other interesting sites..and the The extended tour which was the south salient..we learned so much from him over the both days..we really could imagine how bad the conditions were for those poor soldiers and the local people ...Jacques described everything to us in such great detail and with such great respect ..we feel so honoured to have been on these tours with him..if we are in the area again we wouldn’t hesitate to contact Jacques and Genevra to guide us round ...I have to add too Genevra kept me updated all the time with any questions I had before the trip and the booking process was very straightforward.
.Thank you both for making our stay in Ypres so memorable...something we will never forget .

2. Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium +32 51 77 04 41
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5 based on 1 reviews

Tyne Cot Cemetery

It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery. There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,369 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The TYNE COT MEMORIAL forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery and commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and whose graves are not known. The memorial stands close to the farthest point in Belgium reached by Commonwealth forces in the First World War until the final advance to victory. The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by F V Blundstone.

Reviewed By Kerrie A - Bruny Island, Australia

What a brilliant experience , this such a moving place, you can’t believe the moon scape that was once there after all the fighting..they do a wonderful job keeping all the cemetery’s in such great order, it’s a must do and reflect on how lucky we are.

3. WW1 Battlefields Alive

Molenhoek 35, Beselare 8980, Belgium +32 478 06 63 79
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5 based on 60 reviews

WW1 Battlefields Alive

Reviewed By Paul F - Liphook, United Kingdom

We booked a two day tour with Bob to cover both Ypres and the Somme. Bob provides a high level of research for customers with relatives who were involved in the conflict. Our tour was tailored to locations referenced in the written account that my grandfather gave of his period in the Somme. Bob gave us detailed maps with billet and trench locations as mentioned in the account Unfortunately, Bob had to pull out at the last moment, but did arrange for a stand-in (Patrick) to do the Ypres tour. Patrick, himself an experienced ex-soldier, gave a highly knowledgeable and personal tour. The research notes and driving directions were given to us for the Somme tour which we did ourselves. Although we never met Bob, his approach is to be highly recommended, and I not surprised he is given five stars.

4. Plugstreet 14-18 Experience

Rue de Messines 156, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782, Belgium +32 56 48 40 00
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Plugstreet 14-18 Experience

Reviewed By Scott D - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

We had a good, interesting visit to this museum. Parking was easy near by and free. A good, clear, high tech and informative presentation within this modern looking museum. Quite small, but well worth a visit. Clean and tidy. Very few people were visiting during our time there (which was nice). Staff were excellent.

5. OspaO

57 rue Marie Curie, 59118 Wambrechies, Lille, France +33 3 28 04 79 37
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4 based on 184 reviews

OspaO

Reviewed By Joseph G - Lille, France

located at 20 min from lille, this place offers private, clean and affordable lounges.
We took the spa lounge for 2 (jakuzi, sona, shower, tv +surround system and couches) and it was amazing. we didn t find any thing negative to say about this palce starting with the welcoming until the end.
To try as a couple definetly.

6. Musee La Piscine

23 rue de l Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France +33 3 20 69 23 72
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Musee La Piscine

Reviewed By TwerpAdviser - Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

Easily reached by metro from Lille (get a day pass for 5 Euro) this converted swimming pool has so much character and full of interesting things to see and do. Very children friendly and good cafe / restaurant within. Loved the playing of recordings of children screaming and playing in a swimming pool every quarter of the hour to add authenticity!

7. Sanctuary Wood Museum (Hill 62)

Canadalaan 26, Zillebeke, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium +32 57 46 63 73
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4 based on 90 reviews

Sanctuary Wood Museum (Hill 62)

Reviewed By becky248 - London, United Kingdom

We visited as part of a Battlefield Tour on a cold wet day, which is an excellent time to understand what being in the trenches could be like. The museum was abit disappointing but worth it for the photos.
This is a must for any visit to Ypres.

8. Cinema For&ver

Rue de la Marliere 27, Mouscron 7700, Belgium +32 56 84 40 00
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Cinema For&ver

Reviewed By celinefredlucas - Mouscron, Belgium

Très beau cinéma. Propre. Confortable. Sièges en cuir, salles bien agencées. Et le mieux : réservation via internet en choisissant sa place à l'avance.

9. Eglise Saint-Christophe

Place de la Republique, 59200 Tourcoing, France 59634343
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Eglise Saint-Christophe

Reviewed By nemo97 - Hastings UK

Heard the bells played on Sunday morning. Wonderful performance in an otherwise quiet pedtrianised square. I gather there are 62 bells rung from keyboards and (presumably) a pedalboard, so sophisticated music can be played. Totally different from English bell ringing. If you are there at the right time pay a visit.

10. Menin Gate Memorial

Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium +32 57 23 92 20
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5 based on 3 reviews

Menin Gate Memorial

Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927. Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.

Reviewed By Steeve P

The Menin Gate is unique. It's moving. It's mind-wrenching. I couldn't believe so many men from so many different nations had died here... Take your time to read some of the names. Don't forget this gate is actually the gate of a pre-existing wall that used to protect the city, and that this massive wall is now a park where you can relax your mind after the visit of such a saddening monument. Have a walk in that park (on the right-hand side of the gate when you come from the Market Square)!

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