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We visited, you will guess on a Sunday, travelling from Dunkirk to Ypres/Ieper. Since my wife's grandfather was billeted at the Abbey after the 1st Battle of Ypres until the first gas attack, when they replaced the French in the trenches.
It was extremely busy...More
The abbey of Mont des Cats is famous for its cheese, and i was pleased to find it open, and feature quite liberal opening times. The shop also sells the beer associated with the abbey, which is brewed elsewhere (i.e., in Chimay, Belgium, another trappist...More
Coming on Saturday, good view and nice area for picnic; in the end only visiting the cheese store in the abby's complex and there is a cafe near by.. you can see from the abby (1 minutes walk) - bought a cheese only..
The building dates back to the 11th century. It is a place of peace in a building that has miraculously survived a great deal of war. Less impressive than magnificent cathedrals, but no less interesting.