In the Flemish plain, 9 kilometers of fine sandy beaches of Dunkirk - Malo-les-Bains, 15 km from the Belgian border and 40 km from the mouth of the Channel Tunnel, Bergues opens ...
Yet fully corseted walls, whether medieval or due to the awesome talent of Vauban, the town is nestled at the foot of the belfry, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. On the hill overlooking the city and gave it its name, the ruins of an ancient Benedictine abbey seem to stand guard while his museum pawnshop reveals part of its rich collections in a beautiful setting of brick at warm yellow ... Whether it's at its facades, its places, its traditions, Bergues St. Winoc is one of those Flemish towns where time seems to have no control. Its rich heritage, gastronomy, its friendliness and its environment will retain the tourist passing through the "other Bruges of Flanders" ...
As in the past, the city is punctuated with accents of his counting up chime every quarter of an hour or when it rings its bells for fifty Monday morning market or traditional festivals such as Carnival (Sunday of Lent ), Palm (agricultural fair the Sunday before Easter), the fire of Saint-Jean (around June 24) or during the Night of the decoy, Anno 1585 (evening show in late April and late September- early October).
Local specialties like cheese Bergues, sausage or Bergues Potsch'vleech, sprinkled as it should be a good beer.
Very close to Bergues, is the discovery of Flanders, this flat country where the flower market towns with brick walls and huge churches of this land and canals criss watergangs, which paved with chapels or small bridges, sometimes even lead to a few mills or a few taverns ...
The Belfry (World Heritage of Mankind) and its carillon of 50 bells.
The ruins of the abbey of Saint-Winoc.
Its unique fortified 13th to 19th.
Its yellow brick facades.
The Museum of Mount of Piety.
Its gastronomic specialties (Bergues cheese, sausage Bergues ...).
His Ch'ti turn, guided tour at the scene of the film "Welcome to the Sticks".