01 avril 2019

01-04-2019 : BRAKING NEWS - Vincent Van Gogh's bicycle found in the Borinage !

  BRAKING NEWS   Vincent Van Gogh’s bicycle found in the Borinage !!!   It was always assumed that Vincent travelled from Brussels to the Borinage at the end of 1878 by train.  However, during recent renovation works at the Van Gogh House in Petit-Wasmes, where Vincent was hosted by Jean-Baptist Denis and his family, an old 19th century bicycle was found in a corner of the shed. A research team at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam analysed all parts of the bike to found out that it was manufactured by the... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2019

Vincent Van Gogh au Borinage - Histoire / History / Geschiedenis

                         INTRODUCTION                 W O R K S  I N  P R O C E S S   Pour une mise à jour régulière des travaux de rénovation de la "Maison Denis", consultez les photos dans l'album "Wasmes - Maison Van Gogh : Up-date Travaux / Works / Werken"   For a frequent up-date of the evolution of the renovation works of the "Maison Denis", please view album "Wasmes -... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

2019-03-12 Guided walk with students of VIVES High School in Bruges

  Tuesday, March 12, 2019   A group of 23 future schoolteachers of VIVES Bruges came to celebrate my birthday in Vincent Van Gogh 's steps     Ruelle Baronette     Old tramway     Sentier du Curé       Group photo near Van Gogh House   Sentier de Dour with vue on Marcasse coal mine     Gilets jaunes devant volets jaunes...     With thanks to Stefan and Anne, as well as to Guido, my assistent.  
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01 mars 2019

Vincent Van Gogh beer : "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)

      Vincent Van Gogh beer   "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)   Belgian Special Amber Ale (Vol. 9% alcohol )                 Brewed and bottled in Belgium by : Abbaye des Rocs Honnelles (Belgium) Website : https://www.abbayedesrocs.com/la-nuit-etoilee-francais        Reportage Télé MB 18/05/2015   ... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

Visit Mons : Pass Van Gogh Borinage

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20 novembre 2018

Sunday, 18/11/2018 : Van Gogh walk with the Trioen family from Ghent

    Sunday, 18 November 2018 Guided walk under the bright sun in Vincent's steps in Wasmes.     Thanks a lot to Marit and her very sympathetic family !     Start at the Van Gogh HOuse   Chemin de Messe with view on the Marcasse coal mine   Marcasse coal mine   Ruelle Baronette with view on Place Saint-Pierre        
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30 septembre 2018

Sunday, 30 september 2018 - Visites from London and Deinze

    Sunday, 30 eptember 2018   Several Visitors in Vincent's teps today.   Jenny and Steve came from London to travel through The Netherlands and Belgium to discover the places where Vincent used to live and work. Their last stop before returning to London were Mons and the Borinage.          In the afternoon, a group of old school friends from Deinze (near Ghent) did a guided waliking tour in Petit-Wasmes to finish theire weekend in Mons.         ... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2018

Jogging Van Gogh 2018 - Petit-Wasmes (Colfontaine), dimanche 07-10-2018

    Jogging Van Gogh Colfontaine Dimanche, 7 octobre 2018    
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23 juillet 2018

Annulation / Cancellation : "Marcasse aux Chandelles" (Marcasse by Canddle light)

  Chers Amis de Marcasse Suite à des circonstances imprévues, "Marcasse aux Chandelles" ne pourra pas avoir lieu cette année.   Dear Friends of Marcasse, Due to unforeseen circumstances "Marcasse by Candlelight" can unfortunately not take place this year.   Beste Vrienden van Marcasse, Wegens onvoorziene omstandigheden kan "Marcasse bij Kaarslicht" dit jaar niet plaatsvinden.       "Marcasse et sa mémoire" ASBL "Marcasse et sa mémoire" présente...     "Marcasse aux... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

24/06/2018 - "Van Gogh Retromobiles" & "Fête de la Musique" - Charbonnage de Marcasse

      Van Gogh Retromobiles Dimanche 24 juin 2018 10h00 – 17h00           Concentration de veteran cars Participation : 5€par véhicule - inscription préalable souhaitée  (riccanad@msn.com) Plaque souvenir „Van Gogh Retromobiles“ Divers prix à gagner : vhéhicule le plus anciens, véhicule venant  de plus loin, prix du jury, prix du public…   Expositions Expo „La Saga des Gares“ dans le Borinage : http://www.pfttsp.be/index.php/fr/   Expo  de photos... [Lire la suite]