culture, history, , shopping and more shopping....
you'll find everything you need in Bastogne....
Bastogne is a historical town in the Belgian Ardennes, on the borders of Luxembourg, well known for it's part in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. Nowadays Bastogne is a lively town with plenty of shops (also opened on Sundays), a big market each second Saturday and lots of brasseries, restaurants and cafés to delight the gourmet visitors.
CULTURE and HISTORY
The history of Bastogne dates back to the year 634 A.D. when the city name appeared, but it's know that this area was populated since the period of prehistory.
As said above, Bastogne was a major scene of the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and many memorials still pay respect to these events and fallen soldiers.
A list of more interesting places to visit in and around Bastogne can be found on the website of the municipality of Bastogne.
There's another museum in Bastogne: Musée en Piconrue, focussing on folklore, legends and customs of the Ardennes and Luxemburg.
Further more, Bastogne has a nice architectural heritage, so there are many historical and beautiful buildings and churches to discover while strolling through the Streets of this lively little town.
It's nice too, to go for a walk through the surroundings of Bastogne, here you'll find some recommendations for some nice promenades.
There are so many brasseries, cafés, restaurants, ice cream shops a.s.o around, that you'll have no trouble finding the perfect place to enjoy a yummy meal, a delicious cold Belgian beer or some local chocolates.
maybe the idiom 'shop until you drop' is a bit exaggerated, but there are plenty of shops all around, most of them on rue du Vivier an Rue Sablon between McAuliffe Square and St.Peter Square.
BASTOGNE definitely is worth visiting!