Tournai is thousands of years old and is one of the oldest cities in Belgium. It is home to many wonders, including two monuments inscribed on the UNESCO heritage list: the belfry and the Notre-Dame cathedral. Of Romanesque and Gothic styles, the cathedral is an architectural jewel of the Middle Ages. As for the belfry, it offers a wonderful panorama of the city and its surroundings. You simply must climb its 257 steps!
The Museum of Fine Arts is also worth a visit. Designed by Victor Horta, the establishment houses a large collection of works, such as those of Roger Van der Weyden, Monet or Van Gogh.
Pass through the Cloth Hall located on the main square, admire the Bridge of Holes, the emblem of the city, and stroll through the streets of the city whilst enjoying its wonderful architecture. Open your eyes and find the sculpture of a young literary heroine... Finally, also take the time to stroll around the surrounding villages that also have plenty to offer!
This festive town is dedicated to folklore and is the ideal place for event lovers. You will be able to participate in accordion meetings, the jazz festival or the lively carnival. On the programme: fun, sharing and conviviality.
Tournai is also the home of the quaint tradition of the "Lost Rabbit". On the Monday following the Epiphany, the Tournaisians love to eat rabbit " à la tournaisienne". This Monday is dubbed the "Lost Monday". The rabbit is served with prune and raisin sauce and steamed apples. Delicious! Come and discover this historic city and its treasures ...
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