Ieper: Small Town Packed Full of History and Charm
When planning our pilgrimage to Westvleteren for the "best beer in the world" we knew we would need to book a room in a neighboring town. We used Ieper (or Ypres) as our home base, which is about 25 minutes from the Sint-Sixtus abbey.
This beautiful small town is packed full of bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and WWI historic sites. The Menin Gate memorial dedicated to the soldiers lost in the Ypres Salient comes to life every night at 8:00pm for the Last Post ceremony. You won't want to miss out on this unique and moving experience!