Top 10 Things to do in Thuin, Belgium

March 29, 2018 Lashaunda Abraham

Thuin (French pronunciation: ​[tɥɛ̃]) or [twɛ̃]) (Walloon: Twin) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. The Thuin municipality includes the old communes of Leers-et-Fosteau, Biesme-sous-Thuin, Ragnies, Biercée, Gozée, Donstiennes, and Thuillies.
Restaurants in Thuin

1. Historic Centre of Brugge

Markt, Bruges 8000, Belgium +32 473 75 37 45
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5 based on 14 reviews

Historic Centre of Brugge

The historic center of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 thanks to its status as one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe and its enduring Gothic architecture. The Belgian city center is cited as a great example of a medieval historic settlement, even while it has evolved over the years.

Reviewed By PedroOrso - San Diego, California

We spend 2 days and a night at Brugge what an amazing place. I would say there are two Bruges the best me during the day full of tours filled with tourists and the second if you spend the night more relax an peaceful.

2. Flanders Battlefield Tours

Slachthuisstraat 58, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium +32 57 36 04 60
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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 .

3. Saut en Parachute Merville

Z.I. Les Petits Pacault | Aerodrome, Merville, France
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Saut en Parachute Merville

Reviewed By Clairefontai

Super, moniteur gentil et attentionné (qui plaisante et s’interesse à vous)! On se sent en sécurité.

4. Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium +32 51 77 04 41
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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.

5. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium +32 57 22 36 36
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4.5 based on 221 reviews

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Reviewed By FiShep - London, United Kingdom

One of a very many immaculate Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries in the region, this one stands out for its visitors centre. Lijssenthoek was the site for a number of Casualty Clearing Stations and military hospitals; the visitors centre offers an excellent narrative of medical support and how casualties were evacuated. We spent a good 40 minutes here before we got out into the cemetery! Those buried here form the 3% of casualties that were recovered back to here, and then did not survive. The other 97% did - now there's a statistic worth thinking on when you see the vastness of the cemetery.

6. Lange Max Museum

Clevenstraat 2, Koekelare 8680, Belgium +32 475 58 50 51
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Lange Max Museum

The Lange Max Museum is a must-see place for the World War I tourist on the German side of the western frontline. The farmyard is the centre of this curtural and touristic location. A long lane takes you from the farmyard to the remains of the artillerie platform of the former German cannon 'Lange Max'. In a brand new contemporary museum, the visitor learns all about the huge cannon that was designed to bombard Dunkirk. The German occupation of Koekelare gets full attention. A unique exhibition tells you all about the organisation behind the frontline. The production of army goods ran at full speed in Koekelare. The little bakehouse still contains traces of the German presence and is redesignated as a multi-media room. You can relax on a cosy Terrace enjoying a 'Kanonbier' or homemade pancakes.

Reviewed By AmarilisVos - Jabbeke, Belgium

We visited this museum on September 21st. In front of the museum is a free parking lot. There is an entrance fee with or without audio guide. When we visited there was a temporary exhibit about the consequences of the flooding (inundation) by the Belgian Army for the Germans during the Great War. Be aware that till the end of November you will not be able to visit the artillery platform where the Long Max stood.
There are 2 parts in this museum: one about the daily life of the inhabitants of Koekelare and the German occupier, and the other one about the Long Max, a big gun.

7. Musee La Piscine

23 rue de l Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France +33 3 20 69 23 72
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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!

8. Villa Cavrois

60 avenue du President Kennedy, 59170 Croix, France +33 3 28 32 36 10
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Villa Cavrois

An architectural manifesto, Villa Cavrois, the work of architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a figure of the modernist school, was designed and built in Croix between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist from the Nord department, and his family. Listed as a historical monument in 1990 thanks to citizen mobilisation, and acquired by the State in 2001, the huge restoration project implemented in 2003 by the DRAC Nord-Pas-de Calais and then taken over by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in 2008 will be completed in 2015.

Reviewed By ParisWanderlust - Paris

A feast for the eyes. Beautifully restored art deco home. Excellent guide on Ipad that helps you relive its rich history. Unfortunately not much furniture on display but all very well and tastefully done. Between this and the nearby Piscine in Roubaix, any architecture fan should make their way.

9. Atlantic Wall Museum

Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 636, Ostend 8400, Belgium +32 59 70 22 85
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Atlantic Wall Museum

Reviewed By JPGuillaume - Ostend, Belgium

During the two world wars, the Germans feared an invasion across the Channel. So just to make sure, they fortified the whole North Sea Coast. Most of the fortifications have now been demolished to make room for other walls : high-rise buildings with apartments. But in Raversijde, a whole stretch of the Atlantic Wall has been preserved with its artillery, underground tunnels and bunkers, and gives a fair idea of the effort invested in the construction, but also of what life must have been like there during the wars.

10. Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine

Lieu-dit Fosse Delloye - Rue Erchin | Fosse Delloye, 59287 Lewarde, France +33 3 27 95 82 82
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Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine

Reviewed By ChrisBrown38 - Brentwood, United Kingdom

Obviously a very popular school visit, judging by the number of coaches disgorging large numbers of noisy kids and their teachers. However, they all seemed enthusiastic, and the tour through the re-created mine tunnels was segregated for adults only. It was all fairly self-explanatory, but given that it was probably EU funded, and there were a number of non-French speakers, some thought perhaps should be given to some English explanations also. Well worth a visit, despite that.

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