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Within the framework of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Great War there is plenty to look forward to in the Westhoek in 2015.

What not to miss in 2015?

Commemoration of the gas attacks


To coincide with the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, Westtoer developes a dozen or so new tourist cycle routes, with the events of the war as their common theme. The new 'Poison Gas' takes you along the front line around Langemark-Poelkapelle.
To coincide with the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, Westtoer developes a dozen or so new tourist cycle routes, with the events of the war as their common theme. The new 'Ypres Salient-route' takes you along the front line around Ypres.
The number of tourists visiting West Flanders almost doubled in 2014, as the start of the First World War Centenary focussed attention on Belgium's former battlefields.
West Flanders has released details for its commemoration of the world’s first use of gas in war, which will take place in Tielt in April.

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