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The goal of “Discovering Belgium” is to give you some ideas for a day out in Belgium. Think of Belgium and the big cities immediately spring to mind – such as Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels – but there is plenty to see away from the city lights. This blog focuses on places in Belgium that are “off the beaten track”: small towns and villages; parks and gardens; rivers and canals; castles and museums; with a special focus on country walks and activities for children.

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    1. My mom and I are planning a few days in Belgium in mid May 2014. I am looking for 4 small towns, maybe just villages, they are: Maissin, Rossignol, Haut, and Gimber. Do you have any knowledge of these places? Google searches turn up basically zero. They are town where great grand parents are from. Any help is appreciated. We are from Canada and have never been to Belgium.

      1. Michelle, thanks for your comment. Can you please check the spelling of these places? Maissin certainly exists, but is a very small village (a few houses, a church, a cemetery and a bridge!). Rossignol is also very tiny, but is about 50 km away from Maissin. Haut and Gimber do not seem to exist under those spellings. Haut is a general name meaning high or top. Gimber doesn’t seem to exist. It could be a place like Haut-Gimber or Haut-Gimbert or something. Do you have any extra info, such as a street name? If any other Discovering Belgium reader can help, please add a comment. In the meantime Michelle let’s communicate via email.

  1. I just stumbled upon your blog while doing some research for our honeymoon to Belgium this summer. Your blog looks like it will be very helpful to our planning! We definitely want to visit the major cities but also want to visit the “off the beaten path” places as well. Looking forward to exploring your blog some more. Thanks in advance for the ideas!

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