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Tournai, overlooked by its cathedral towers, is divided in two by the banks of the Escaut and lies at the heart of a farming area. Together with Tongeren, Tournai is Belgium's oldest town. It enjoyed a prestigious past and was an important artistic centre. Sadly, the May 1940 bombings destroyed many old houses. Guided boat trips on the Escaut are available and day trips also enable visitors to see the surrounding area.

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  • The cathedral influenced churches in Tournai and the Escaut Valley, giving birth to Scaldian art. Visitors are impressed by its huge size and the massive outlines of its towers. The nave and transept date from the 12C. The slender 13C Gothic chancel ..

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    Belgium's oldest belfry has 12C foundations. The base was reinforced by polygonal turrets in 1294 and the upper sections were rebuilt after a fire, a century later. Until 1817, several of the rooms were used as jails. The first floor offers a fine vi..

  • This triangular square, with a statue of Christine de Lalaing in the middle, is overlooked by the cathedral towers, belfry and St Quentin church. Some of its finest houses were badly damaged in 1940 and have been rebuilt, such as the mixed Gothic to ..

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Hotels Tournai

  • Hotel Cathedrale

    Place Saint-Pierre 2 B - 7500 Tournai

    Located right in the city centre and overlooking Tournai Cathedral, this traditional hotel offers a convenient location in the heart of the city, bicycle rental possibilities and an à la carte restaurant with a bar and an outside terrace. Guests can ..

  • Hotel l'Europe Two stars Two stars

    36, Grand'Place B - 7500 Tournai

    Prix Prices from : 55 €

    Hotel l'Europe features functional rooms with free WiFi and is set in the centre of Tournai, just 100 metres from Cathedral of Our Lady and a 13-minute walk away from Tournai Train Station. The hotel comprises a bar. Each room is furnished with a TV..

  • Floreal Le Panoramique

    Place 2 B - 7542 Mont-Saint-Aubert

    Floreal Le Panoramique is set on hill, with all rooms and a restaurant overlooking the surrounding Tournai scenery. It offers comfortable accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. The rooms feature light colours and simple furnishings. Th..

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Restaurants Tournai

  • la petite Madeleine Comfortable restaurant 

    r. Madeleine 19 B - 7500 Tournai

    Classic and traditional dishes served in a trendy bistro ambience. Deli counter and shelves at the entrance. Terrace on three levels in the back.

  • Si Jamais Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Grand Place 9 B - 7500 Tournai

    Si Jamais (If Ever)? Yes, right away! The cutting-edge décor combines 20C and 21C while offering the latest trends, such as a jazzy cocktail bar/lounge. The menu features copious classic dishes.

  • La Table d'Éric Comfortable restaurant 

    r. Colonel Dettmer 2 B - 7500 St-Maur 

    This new restaurant first opened in 2003 near Tournay. A good selection of modern cuisine served.

  • La Paulée Marie-Pierre Quite comfortable restaurant 

    chaussée de Bruxelles 234 B - 7500 Tournai

    This friendly establishment is named after an ancient Burgundy festival. This is not a coincidence because French wines take pride of place on the wine list, which has reasonable prices. They are perfectly suited to traditional dishes such as, parmes..

  • Moment Gourmand Quite comfortable restaurant 

    ruelle d'Ennetières 4 B - 7500 Tournai

    Very popular with food lovers, the chef reveals his passion for modern French food in an appetising menu of tasty dishes. The warm, friendly atmosphere and the lady of the house's engaging smile further complete the picture.

  • Plaisir d'essences Comfortable restaurant 

    Vieux Marché aux Poteries 2 B - 7500 Tournai

    This restaurant across from the cathedral will enchant you with its creative repertoire inspired by flavours from all over. 'Let yourself go' suggests the young chef in his market menu of the same name. Why not? Excellent wine list and reasonable pri..

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