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De Panne is a municipality located along the North Sea coast of the Belgian province of West Flanders. De Panne is the western most town in Belgium and sits between the French border and the North Sea. Being only a 45 minute drive from the busy French port of Calais along the A16 motorway, it is an easy spot to visit while on a day trip from England or France. The municipality comprises the towns of Adinkerke and De Panne proper. Famous people that lived or died in De Panne include King Albert I and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium who lived there during World War I, and John Aidan Liddell, VC, who died in De Panne in August 1915.
De Panne is home to Plopsaland, a theme-park aimed at young children and located at the former Meli-Park. De Panne was also the place where the first land yachts intended for sport were built and used by the Dumont brothers in 1898. On 17 July 1831, Leopold I, the first Belgian king, sailed to Calais from England, and arrived in Belgium in De Panne. The Leopold I Esplanade, which includes a statue of him, commemorates his arrival.
De Panne is well-known for its wide nature reserves and the widest beach of the Flemish Coast. The beach is without a single break-water and where the first sand yacht were driven by the sea-breezes. These sailing vehicles swoop at extraordinary speed along the edge of the waves. Reaching the Flemish coast is very simple by road or public transportation. Trains arrive in the town from all over Europe via the main station in Brussels and the town itself has an effective and efficient tram network. If arriving by road, De Panne is located on the N34, off of the A16 motorway which runs along the French coast, passing Calais before entering Belgium. Accommodation is plentiful in De Panne and ranges from self catering sea front apartments to charming hotels and has a variety to fit all budgets.
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