More than ever Blankenberge proudly wears the label 'centre of the belle époque'.
Blankenberge is truly the centre of the belle époque at the Belgian coast. A trump card that we will definitely play, with the elegant lady Belle - the belle époque mascot - who plays a central role.
The story of Belle
That Belle plays a central role in the Belle-époque experience is evidenced by the Story of Belle, in which our Belle-époque mascot plays the leading role in her own story. The story, written by Katrien Vervaele, is presented in a real book. You can obtain a hard copy from the Tourist Information Centre, the Belle Epoque Centre or the Blankenberge library.
Belle's Story (English version)
Cocktail by Dominique Persoone
Internationally renowned chocolatier and chef Dominique Persoone has been working with the best restaurants of Belgium and the world's top chefs for some time now. The shock-o-latier now adds our seaside resort to his list. Especially for Blankenberge, flavour artist Persoone developed a belle-époque cocktail, based on the poem The Wind by Jeanne Vande Putte. Would you like to try it? You can do so at participating local traders and restaurants.