Ypres is a town of 35,000 inhabitants located in the Westhoek region, just 20 kilometers from the French border. It has a rich historical past dating back to the 10th century. In the Middle Ages, Ypres was one of Flanders’ three main cloth-making centers, along with Bruges and Ghent. During the First World War, the charming town was reduced to a vast mess. The inhabitants rebuilt their town, respecting the past. Today, Ypres is a sparkling town, surrounded by a green belt of fortifications, with many sites worth visiting, pleasant cafés, plenty of culinary specialties and plenty of lovely accommodation.