|Chicken breasts at the market||$13.58|
|Pack of cigarettes||$7.05|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.71|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$905.02|
|Loaf of white bread||$2.19|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$99.37|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.13|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$12.20|
Menen is a wonderful municipality situated in West Flanders, a Belgian province. The city is located on the Belgian/French border. Lille Airport is the nearest airport to Menen and is about 32 km away from the center. Come and explore the rich heritage of the place by availing one of the cheap flights to Menen.
The Town Hall dates back to 1782. The Town Hall takes the shape of a quadrilateral formed by a number of buildings. It has Roman numerals on the façade which is distinctive of classical style. The statue on the top depicts administration on its left and justice on its right. The belfry is not the usual round-shaped but is octagonal. It was constructed between 1574 and 1610. It is in the list of World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO since 1999. It houses a carillon consisting of 49 bells.
The Church of St. Vedastus was constructed in the 15th century. This church is built in a typical classical style marked by its austerity and simplicity. The façade reminds us of a Greek temple. There is a painting of St. Vedastus and a remarkable statue of St. John inside the church. It displays some striking works like the two wonderfully sculpted prayer tools and a wooden sculpture portraying St. John the Baptist. The Church of St. Francis was constructed in 1861 in the typical baroque style and had its origin in the monastery of St. George. The choir is adorned with old frescos.
Avail cheap flights to Menen and stay in one of the many hotels in Menen to walk by the River Leie which is the most pleasurable experience. This river actually divides the municipality into two parts and plays a significant role in shaping its history. River Leie is also the demarcation line between Belgian Menen and French Halluin. Enjoy rowing, fishing, boating in kayaks or pedal boats.
The German Cemetery is definitely one of the biggest German military cemeteries relating to World War I. This is the resting ground for as many as 48,049 dead soldiers. Ramparts - Park Ter Walle and Blekerijvesting are fortifications, 3km in perimeter, having 4 town gates and 11 bastions. Casemates - Oude Leielaan are portions of the fortifications. These are bomb-proof vaulted rooms for military use.