The Battle of the Bulge - Route 1
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The British in the Battle - Although the participation of British troops in the "Battle of the Bulge" never reached the magnitude of that of the US Army, their contribution must not be underestimated.
On 25 December 1944 an armoured regiment arrived in Florennes, and for a couple of days were quartered in the Florennes aerodrome buildings before moving to the combat zone in support of units engaged in the counter-offensive.
Florennes is also the point of departure of this route. Today, the aerodrome buildings house a Museum where you can look at a 1944 MK XIV Spitfire as well as the various types of aircraft that have figured prominently in the history of the Belgian Air Force.
Itinerary: This route starts at Florennes, and goes through the towns and villages of Dinant, Celles, Rochefort, Bure, Saint Hubert, Champlon, Bande, Marche-en-Famenne, Hotton and finally La Roche-en-Ardenne.
Download our brochure "The Battle of the Bulge" here.
Must-see tourist sites:
The Dinant Citadel, located on a rocky outcrop and accessible both by foot and cable-car, with its extraordinary panoramic view of the town and the valley of the Meuse. B-5500 DINANT - 082/22 36 70 - 082/22 21 19.
"La Merveilleuse" Grottos and the beauty of their concretion formations. Route de Philippeville 142, B-5500 DINANT - 082/22 22 10.
In Tellin, the Church Bell and Carillon Museum, established in an old coaching inn, trace the history of the industrial heritage of Tellin. Rue Grande 23, B-6927 TELLIN - 084/36 60 07.
The Basilica, with its baroque 18th century facade, its flamboyant 16th century Gothic interior and its 11th century Romanesque crypt, as well as its altar dedicated to Saint Hubert.
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