Other nice shopping addresses
The disappearance of internal borders within the European Union has put an end to cross-border smuggling. But a few products are still cheaper in France than in Flanders and vice versa. Those who want to combine the best of both worlds feel right at home in Menen. The hamlet 'De Barakken' is located right on the border. Here you'll find an exotic mix of typical Flemish and French shops and cafés, a melting pot of cultures. Shops in 'De Barakken' are also open on Sundays.
In addition to the large shopping cities of Kortrijk, Roeselare and Ghent, the Lys Valley also has other interesting places where everything is close by and where you'll find several unique family businesses with a rich tradition. 'Het Pand' in Waregem is the beating heart of local shopping, which extends to the Stormestraat and the Stationstraat.