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Trip Report The carnival of Binche

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Binche is the Belgian city with the reputation of having the most fabulous carnival. I was there last year just before it started and I was already intrigued by the preparations (why were all of the windows protected with chicken wire?), so I decided to had to return on an official carnival day.

So that's what I did last week, and it was pretty remarkable even if -- until further notice -- I still think I prefer the carnival in Dunkerque, about which I posted a report last year.

Anyway, I know that "February in Belgium" is not high on the list of most travelers, but if it does happen to you, I really think that Binche (or La Louvière a few kilometers away) is most certainly worth a few hours of your time. There is a train station, so you can be more intelligent than I was and take the hourly train from Liège or whatever, instead of having to park outside the city limits and walk more than 2 km. back into town.

Anyway, here is what I saw this year:

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