Mouscron is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, along the border with the French city of Tourcoing, which is part of the Lille metropolitan area. In 1963, Mouscron was transferred from the province of West Flanders, to the province of Hainaut, to reflect the predominantly francophone population. Mouscron was officially recognized as a city in 1986.
The 2 cities have effectively merged with the border following roads, along pavements and across open spaces. Some borders are marked with international signs, others with the town limits or jurisdictions. We focused primarily on an area where the the countries joined with 2 roads, one Belgian and one French existing side by side and separated by a narrow divide. I visited this border as part of the IBRG BELEX18 trip.
The second point on the border we explored was a simple road crossing with local town signs and a change in the road surface.
Date of Visit: 29.04.2018