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Discover Tournai through its history and heritage


Tournai, Wallonia's oldest city, is an important artistic centre with superb UNESCO listed Romanesque and Gothic buildings.


The imposing Notre-Dame Cathedral, featuring on the UNESCO world heritage list, with its four square towers, is a perfect example. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries.


With its five bell towers, it's one of the most beautiful examples of religious architecture. Inside, you can admire works by Jordaens, Rubens and Metsys, as well as a superb rose window depicting the city.


Belgium's oldest belfry can be found in the Grand Place. Also on the UNESCO world heritage list, and 40 metres high, it offers a magnificent panoramic view over the city.


Another very special building is the church of Saint-Jacques, outside the city. This Gothic construction dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Today, it is still an important stop for pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela.