29 avril 2019

27 & 28/04/2019 : A lot of visitors in Wasmes !

  Saturday, 27 April 2019   Two groups from Flanders visit Marcasse to discover the coal mine where Vincent went down 700m under ground.   Picknick at Marcasse     Demo of a typical folk game me in the Borinage : Crossage au Paillet.   The "Paillet" with "coq and poules"     A game to be played with elegance and precision   Find the good swing   The trophy   Is everybody happy ?     Next to the flemishgroups, there were also 2 real Van... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2019

01-04-2019 : Poisson d'avril / April fool's day / Aprilvis

  L'info suivante était évidemment un poisson d'avril...   Avec mes excuses à tous qui y ont cru !  Nous essaierons de faire mieux l'année prochaine. The following information was a fake message for April's fools Day...  My apologies to all of you who believed it !  We will try to do better next year. Onderstaande informatie was een aprilvis...  Mijn excuses voor allen die het geloofd hebben !  We zullen proberen volgend jaar beter te doen.     BRAKING NEWS   Vincent... [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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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]
01 juin 2018

Marcasse 2018 activities programme @ Vincent Van Gogh's favourite coal mine

            GB    « Marcasse et sa mémoire » Sentier de Saint-Ghislain 7 7340 Colfontaine     Presentation   The Marcasse colliery is Located near Mons (Belgium), a stone's throw from the E19 motorway from Brussels to Paris. It is one of the oldest mining sites in the Borinage first industrialized coal region in Europe. Overtime, the mining company has experienced a rather turbulent history. Here's what tells Vincent Van Gogh, former evangelist among... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

2018-04-24 International visit at Marcasse

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Four unexpected visitors at the Marcasse coal mine this week :   Marianela and Daniel from Montevideo (Uruguay), Corinne from Lausanne (Switzerland) and Magdalena from Warsaw (Poland).  They all came to the Borinage to discover Vincent Van Gogh's heritage places. Who's next ?   Nadine, Corinne, Daniel, Marianela and Magdalena       Thanks a lot for your visit ! It was a real pleasure guiding you !!   Filip    
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