"Tournai" Tournai by DanielF
Tournai Travel Guide: 144 reviews and 383 photos
(... and a belfry, and even a canal-like river)
Belgium is a small country, but its density in works of art and beautiful cities is such, that it is somehow understandable that gems like Tournai are overlooked by most of the visitors to the country.
However, Tournai (or Doornik in Flemish), being the oldest city in Wallonia (and in Belgium, together with Tongres) has an impressive artistic legacy which includes two sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List: Its five-towered cathedral church and its belfry.
- Pros:As usual in Belgium, the core of the city is full of art and enchantment
- Cons:As usual in Belgium, the chances to see a blue sky are not high
- In a nutshell:One of the most interesting religious buildings in Belgium
Episcopal Square is overwhelmingly presided by the main façade of the Cathedral Church, but there are also some other... more travel advice
Although born in Northern France, the Scheldt river (Escaut, as it is known locally, or Schelde in Flemish) is one of... more travel advice
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