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I am into Artillery Fortifications so of course it is good.

Bigger history picture of Ieper and my 3rd arterillery fortification in as many weeks. Lovely walk... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Beverley H
Dorset, United Kingdom
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My French (or Belgian) isn't great - so for a day or so I though vauban meant moat! Vauban was the... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Alison F
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Bigger history picture of Ieper and my 3rd arterillery fortification in as many weeks. Lovely walk in the shade or by the water on an otherwise hot Saturday.

Thank Beverley H
Reviewed June 6, 2018

My French (or Belgian) isn't great - so for a day or so I though vauban meant moat! Vauban was the architectural and engineering commissar who designed the fortifications for over 100 French cities and towns (and a few in Belgium and Luxembourg!). It's a...More

Thank Alison F
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The ramparts and surprisingly wide, so never seem crowded. There are a variety of places on interest indicated on the walk and several bench seats. The views are very pleasing and it is a very relaxing place to spend an hour or more.

Thank crackingbloke
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Ramparts are reminder of a long history of Ypres but also a nice place to walk and escape from roaring town. I walked there several times from Menin Gate up to Ramparts cemetery and then either walked back to the town or crossed the bridge...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Excellent walking round parts of Ypres older defences. Connects to the Menin Gate which makes for a superb finish combined with the last post ceremony.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Really nice walk around a good bit of old Ypres. You really get a “different” view of the city and a feel for the history of the city. You can walk it as slow as you want or even use it for a nice jogging...More

Thank MarkMM55
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

With kids these ramparts are ok but they will get bored doing the whole circuit. We parked for free in leopold III laan car park then used the walls as our route to menin gate. That was enough. Ypres itself is nice. Get an ice...More

Thank zed741
Reviewed November 17, 2017

a great place to take a relaxing walk, and think about what Ypres has meant to the many thousands who gave their lives for this place, it really is an area of calm, away from the town centre and all the magnificent architecture and monuments

Thank mark h
Reviewed November 10, 2017

A pleasant town surrounded by the moat. There is a cemetery at the southern end of the ramparts. Worth a diversion.

Thank LichTraveller
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Huge ramparts always like parks in sections. Great to have a moat and good views of the city as you walk along it.

Thank tinkle_24
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