Would you like to meet the Smurfs?

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Would you like to meet the Smurfs?

August 06, 2008 By: jgrandchamps Category: Belgian news

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They are turning 50 this year, but they remain among the most popular characters in Belgian comic strips.  They were created by Belgian comic strip author, Peyo in 1958. They first appeared in “La flûte à six trous” (The flute with six wholes), in Spirou journal.

Their 50th birthday is being celebrated by comic strips lovers all over the world, but at the  Belgian Comic Strip Center, visitors will be invited to consider Peyo’s work from a new and original angle: it is because of their individual weaknesses that the Smurfs discover their strength…

You will be able to meet the Smurfs at the Belgian Comic Strip Museum in Brussels, through authentic documents lent by Peyo’s family. The exhibition will last until November 16th.

So hurry up and smurf to the museum or smurf their website athttp://www.stripmuseum.be/en/home

During our new coming tour to Belgium in 2 weeks, our guests will be able to pay them a visit if they wish.

Picture from http://www.visitbelgium.com/mediaroom/Smurfs50Anniversary08.htm

Jackie Grandchamps
Jackie Grandchamps obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in Belgium, and then moved to the U.S. in 1995 to conduct cancer research at Stanford University in California. Her heart has always been in travel however, and she turned her passion into a full time job in 2003 when she launched her travel business, French Escapade offering an authentic travel experience to women.

She says, "I wanted to make my dream come true: sharing my love of traveling and giving people the opportunity to really experience a different culture. Instead of the traditional 'tourist' sightseeing trip to France, I wanted to immerse very small groups of women in the culture, let them meet locals, eat authentic cuisine and 'live' an authentic experience. That's how French Escapade was born.”
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