Introductions to Bastogne

Bastogne meets the profile of an idyllic, rustic Belgian town, with a rich history and a rather wide offering of tourist attractions. Like many Belgian towns, the location of Bastogne seems to have been very carefully selected: on a wide, highly elevated ridge.

The result is a scenario where, standing in Bastogne, you get to view the surrounding (beautiful) areas from what can be termed as a vantage point. So important has this town been over the centuries that the various monarchs who have conquered Belgium have always expressed direct interest in it. This goes as far back as the time of the Roman conquest.

It was one of the towns that had impressive defensive walls, and is today host to many monuments whose architectural ingenuity is a marvel even to those who are not history buffs.

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