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Visit : World Heritage (Unesco), Architectural Heritage, Monument

Gembloux Belfry

Gembloux Belfry
© Michaël CLEVE

The Gembloux belfry, clock tower of the former Saint-Sauveur church, is a UNESCO world heritage site.

The Gembloux belfry is a 35-metre-high tower dominating the centre of this Walloon town located between Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and Namur. It is a remarkable testament to the conquest of communal liberties at the end of the Middle Ages.

This monument, which is a major heritage site in Wallonia, is part of the group of French and Belgian belfries listed as UNESCO world heritage sites since 2005.

Originally, the belfry was the tower of the former Saint-Sauveur church and it officially became a belfry at the start of the 19th century. Its base may date back as far as the middle of the 10th century.


The carillon of Gembloux belfry


The belfry's carillon, which is one of only two concert carillons in the province of Namur, consists of 47 bells and was restored in 2009.

On the official site for the town of Gembloux, you can discover a diaporama dedicated to the belfry, accompanied by tunes from the carillon.



Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 81 62 63 60
  • email : otgembloux@hotmail.com

Tourist information on the town GEMBLOUX

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