Guided Tour

Due to the Covid-19, all of our activities, guided tours and events are suspended until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding

 

To do alone, with family or friends, the Tourist Office offers a rich and varied program to do throughout the year.

The walks are assured subject to a minimum of participants. Reservations on our online shop or directly in our tourist information offices in Bergues, Esquelbecq, Hondschoote, Vockerinckhove, Watten and Wormhout.

Our cities have a story!

Plaine au bois Memorial Site in Esquelbecq

We often know the history of Operation Dynamo and its repercussions on Dunkirk and the War, but we know little about the beginnings of this operation and its consequences on our villages!

With the visit of the Plaine au Bois Memorial Site, our guide will tell you the context of the battle of Wormhout-Esquelbecq-Ledringhem and the rearguard fights of Operation Dynamo that occurred at the end of May 1940. Reservation: click here

Guided tours are organized at 2.00 pm :
• 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31 May
• The 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 15th of June
• July 16, 18, 19, 30
• 1st, 2nd of August

Site of memory: 3 € / Ad. And 2 € / Enf. (4-14 years old) / Site of memory + Museum: 4 € / Ad. And 3 € / Enf. (4-14 years old)

The Berguois’ heritage

Touched many times by the tumult of history, Bergues has retained its Flemish character Heritage Bergues preservant its rich heritage and nature.

Whether you visit the church district, the ruins of St. Winoc Abbey or the ramparts that surround the city, you will find all the charm of this city where life is good !

The visits of the Heritage berguois are proposed to you at 5.00pm on May 11, June 15, and August 17.

The themes of the visits will be different each time. Reservation: click here

4.20 € / Ad. and 2.85 € / Child (4-14 years old). Guaranteed visit subject to 10 people minimum.

The “Ch'ti Tour” in Bergues

Dany Boon's film "Welcome to the Ch'tis" is a story marked by Bergues.

With the "Ch'ti Tour" come and enjoy the 3 weeks of filming and fun with our guide who will teach you more about the secrets and magic of cinema!

• From April 6th to 22nd: at 3.00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and at 3:30 pm on Sundays and holidays (except April 14th Palm Fair)
• From May 4th to June 30th: at 3.00 pm Saturdays and at 3:30 pm on Sundays and public holidays (except June 2nd Brocante day)
• From July 6th to 31st: from Monday to Saturday at 3.00 pm and at 3:30 pm on Sundays and public holidays
• From August 1st to 25th: Monday to Saturday at 3.00 pm and at 3:30 pm on Sundays and public holidays.
• August 27th, 29th and 31st at 3.00 pm
• From September 1st to 29th: at 3.00 pm on Saturdays and at 3:30 pm on Sundays (except for the 21 and 22)
• October 5th, 12th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st: at 3.00 pm. October 6, 20, 27 at 3:30 pm
• November 2nd to 30th: at 3.00 pm on Saturdays
• December 14th, 21st, 28th at 3.00 pm

Reservation: click here   4,20 € / Adult. and 2.85 € / Child (4-14 years old)  Guaranteed visit subject to 10 people minimum.

Gourmet Walk in Bergues: Visit, Enjoy and Share

Dare a new experience in Bergues !
Marc, our guide, will accompany you in the streets and ramparts to make you discover our small Flemish city.
This gourmet walk of a few hours will allow you to taste the Flemish gastronomy and its regional products in unusual places. You will go off the beaten path to enjoy our historical heritage while savoring a complete menu worthy of our best estaminets !
This walk that is friendly and gourmet will make you discover our treasures of Flanders so rich in this small city of Bergues !
 
Meeting at 12.00 pm Wednesdays
3, 10, 17, 24 July 
7, 21, 28 August
4, 18, 25 September

39 € / person or 75 € / 2 persons (drinks includedOnly on Booking (click here) Mini. 4 people, max. 10  

The Heritage of Volckerinckhove

Through a tour, our guide will make you discover, his cottage, his horse mill (unique in France), his bread oven, his church ... and all that makes the charm of this small Flemish village that has knew how to keep its authenticity.

Departure at 3.00 pm from Volckerinckhove Tourism (13 rue de l'ancienne gare) on Thursdays 11, 18 and 25 July and the 1st, 8, 22 and 29 August

3 € / person. Reservation : click here

The Bell Tower Tour in Esquelbecq

75 steps take you to the carillon of the bell tower of the Saint-Folquin church. You will discover the 23 bells which show, every quarter of an hour, tunes typical of the region.
Do not forget your cameras because from up there you will have a panoramic view of the plain of the Yser.
 
Ride at 4.00 pm on 19 May, 16 June, 13 July, 21 July, 3 August, 11 August and 18 August.

See you in Esquelbecq Tourisme       3 € / Ad. And 2 € / Child (4-14 years old)

The Belfry and the Bergues' Carillon

The belfry, formerly a symbol of communal liberties, is also the very symbol of Bergues. His story is closely related to the life of the city. But the belfry is also the tower with 50 bells and it is with the sound of the carillon, that will finish the visit of our carillonneur.

Attention, it will be necessary to commit to climb nearly 200 steps to access the walkway and enjoy the view of the instrument and the Flemish plain!

Inauguration of the belfry on September 7, 2019, many animations planned this day (attention, risk of problem of access to the city center).
Guided tours of the belfry and Carillon are scheduled on October 5, November 2 and December 7 (subject). Information in Bergues Tourisme 0033 3.28.68.71.06

The Deschodt Mill in Wormhout

Built in 1756, it is the most authentic Windmill on the pivot of the region. He is also the only survivor of the 11 windmills present in the municipality of Wormhout. Come and relive his story during guided tours.           
2.20 € / Ad. And 1 € / Child      Reservation: click here
Meet at the mill located Rue du Moulin, Route de Cassel :
 
April 18 at 15h (on reservation 0033 3.28.62.81.23)
June 23rd between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm
July 14th between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm
August 4th between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm
October 24 at 3.00 pm (on reservation 0033 3.28.62.81.23)

Hondschoote Heritage

Come and discover the history of this rich and prosperous Flemish city in the 16th century. In the company of our guide, you can admire the Saint-Vaast Church or the Renaissance Town Hall.             Price: 4 € / pers.
Appointment :
* In May, 9 and 31 at 3.00 pm
 * In July, the 18, 26 and 31 at 3.00 pm
 * In August, 6 and 16 at 3.00 pm or 14 at 2.30 pm

Booking on the online store, or Hondschoote Tourism at 0033 3.28.62.53.00