During the BATTLE OF THE FRONTIERS, the German and French forces clashed on Franco-Belgian territory in August 1914. Several villages were destroyed, resulting in a great deal of suffering.
Belgian and French municipalities, as well as other organisations, have been inspired by a sense of duty to commemorate this centenary year. They have taken on the task of telling this story, which has been forgotten by books and people alike.
Project "Chemins de Mémoire" co-financed by "Fonds Européen de développement régional" with "INTERREG IVA Grande Region".
The agenda is an invaluable tool and will help you organise your weekends during the Great War centenary year. It will also enable you to take part in free commemorative and festive events, by providing you with an exclusive à la carte programme!
After the Great War, which began 100 years ago, all that remained of this region were battlefields and destroyed villages. In the same place, you will now find idyllic landscapes and picturesque villages. In order to help you visit the region, the CHEMINS DE MEMOIRE project has developed 10 CIRCUITS, ranging from 35 - 80 km. As you pass along the trails, information points will help you find out more about the special and little known history of the Battle of the Frontiers.
You can pick up a free map from the region's tourist offices.