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Wallonie Picarde has been designated partner territory of Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015. On this occasion, "400 Coups" is organised: from 2 August to 13 September, citizens can experience the cultural dynamics...

DaarDaar is a new web site on which articles from the Flemish press, translated into French, are published every day.   The site enables the French-speaking public to read an extensive selection of articles on various themes...

Thanks to the European Funds large-scale projects in Wallonie Picarde can be financed.  In Tournai, for instance, approximately 7 million euro will be invested in Tournai Expo.  In Mouscron, a little over 6 million euro...

La Voix du Nord, the leading newspaper in northern France, has devoted its front page and a four-page report to cross-border work in its weekend special. The local daily focuses on the opportunities available on the other side of...

The Ecole des Ursulines at Tournai has always cultivated a passion for theatre and organises performances on a regular basis. It is a unique opportunity for the language immersion department to combine art and language in...

Did the cat eat the canary on this sunny Sunday in Ypres? On 10 May, this city in the Westhoek region was the setting for the 44th cat parade, an event that is organised every three years. The 50,000 spectators could enjoy an...

Belgian Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Marie-Christine Marghem visited Famiflora, the largest garden and decoration centre in Belgium located in Mouscron, on April 23rd. She had been invited...

From 12 to 20 September, the best basketball players in Europe are coming to the Pierre Mauroy stadium at Villeneuve d’Ascq in the Eurometropolitan region for EuroBasket 2015. Tickets are now on sale. This is a great...

Woordfront (Word Front) took place in Tielt on 18 April within the scope of the Great War Centenary. In April 1915, German troops launched the first gas attack against the city of Ypres from their headquarters based in Tielt. In...

The cathedral of Tournai, of which the five "bell towers" are a distinctive feature, underwent substantial renovations in 2008. The restoration works mainly concerned the Romanesque parts (nave and transept).  The...