Mons, Belgium, Capital of Culture 2015
In the town centre, an ancient hidden alley called ruelle César winds up behind old houses to emerge on a summit where you can look down on the old rooftops of Mons. This picturesque southern Belgian town has a population of just 93,000, but numbers ...
In the footsteps of war: Five key sites for a Canadian pilgrimage to France and Belgium
This Belgian city was the point through which Canadian soldiers passed in April 1915 to take a section of trench in the deadly Ypres Salient. Within days of arrival, they held the line during the German army's first use of poison gas and later that day ...
In honour of sacrifice and the birth of Canada
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Where to be wowed in Wallonia
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If Wallonia got more than its fair share in Canada's newly signed trade deal with Europe, you could say the same thing about its natural and man-made attractions. The French-speaking region of Belgium punches well above its weight when it comes to ...
A weekend break in... Mons
Sitting on its mound or mont, the Belgian town of Mons is waking up to its new role as one of two European Capitals of Culture 2015 (the other being Pislen in the Czech Republic). As part of the celebrations, it is rediscovering a rich cultural past ...
30 reasons why you must keep visiting Belgium
Antony Mason, our Brussels expert, offers 30 good reasons to keep the country in your travel plans. ... You have only to look at two of the most prominent symbols of Brussels to sense that there is a touch of surrealism in the essential character of ...
Five places a Canadian should visit if touring the WWI Western Front
In Mons, Belgium, the war ended for the Canadian Corps on Nov. 11, 1918, after they captured the town. Mons was lost in the British Army's first engagement of the war and had been German-occupied from that point, until Canadian liberation. Close to ...
Brussels police stabbing: Two officers attacked in possible terror incident in Belgium
Two Belgian police officers have been stabbed in a suspected terror attack, prosecutors have said. A man stabbed one officer in the neck and the other in the abdomen af in the Brussels' neighborhood of Schaerbeek and then fled the scene. The attacker ...
Man shot during suspected terror attack in Brussels is 'Arabic ex-soldier who had contact with known jihadists'
2 Belgium cops stabbed in suspected terror attack
Brussels stabbing: Two police officers knifed and suspect shot in horrifying attack
Gun with which Verlaine shot Rimbaud up for auction
The revolver on display at the Beaux-Arts Mons museum in Belgium last year. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP ... He fled to the Belgian capital to get away from Rimbaud, only for the younger man to follow him. It was in a hotel room there at two in the ...
Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu presides jury at Mons International Love Film Festival
Romanian director and screenwriter Radu Mihaileanu will be the president of the international jury at the International Love Film Festival in Mons, Belgium. The festival will take place from February 10 to February 17. The invitation made to Radu ...
Belgian exchange student enjoyed every opportunity
As a band student, she had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for a one-week mission trip with the school's music program. “It was so beautiful and the culture is just amazing,” said Sferlazza. “It was a really good experience to add to ... Once she ...