I am very attached to my origin, culture, traditions & family…
In this article, I will explain to you where I come from & where did all started!
As you know me for a while or recently discovered my travel blog, my name is Kevin Cousaert and my travel blog runs under the name of Happyandfreetobe…
Tourcoing – France
Tourcoing is a city in the northern part of France. It is very close to the Belgian border and it is located on the northeast of Lille…
Church of Saint Christophe – Tourcoing
Together with Roubaix & Lille, Tourcoing became a major center for wool textiles…
Three cities are hosting more than half million of inhabitants, with their suburbs forming the conurbation of Lille. Lille being the capital of the départment du Nord (North department).
Tourcoing – Town Hall
Coat of Arms
History of Tourcoing
Place de la Victoire – Tourcoing
During the Battle of Tourcoing in 1794, the French army directed by Joseph Souham defended the attack against the Austrian Army commanded by Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saafeld.
The war of Coalition was fought near the town of Tourcoing, just north of Lille in northeastern France.
The army of the North had 28,000 soldiers ready to die for the republic of France against Saxe-Coburg’s army of three Austrian columns commanded by the Duke of Teschen & Archduke Charles (41,000 soldiers).
Results : The French suffered 3,000 casualties and lost 7 cannon but the victory was made.
My Experience In the North Of France
My friends in the North of France
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