"TOURNAI IS THE OLDEST CITY IN BELGIUM" Top 5 Page for this destination Tournai by balhannah

Tournai Travel Guide: 154 reviews and 371 photos

Tournai is located on the Scheldt River, 10 km from the French Border.

In the Middle Ages it was an extremely important center of wall tapestry weaving.

I found Tournai had plenty of interest to see.

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  • In a nutshell:Lot's of historic points of interest.
  • Last visit to Tournai: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    Looks like a lovely town.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Mar 8, 2014 at 2:56 PM

      It was! They sell those Macarons here and charge a fortune, should have bought one there!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    I've never actually been to Tournai, but just last week I was very close by in Lille. In fact the street where I was staying was called Rue de Tournai.

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Thank you for visiting my Beersel page.
    Tournai is indeed an interesting town but, shame on me, I did not visit the cathedral. When I see all these "macarons" I should visit the city.
    It's a fact that in Flanders bell towers from the cathedrals and befrois-belfry towers were competing (same as in Tuscany).

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    Lovely little page with oustanding photos of this gem in the french-speaking part of Belgium.


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