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Tournai Travel guide
Tournai : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Tournai : Things to see and do
Pl. de l'Évêché 1 B - 7500 Tournai
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 chance..
Vieux Marché aux Poteries B - 7500 Tournai
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 v..
Grand-Place B - 7500 Tournai
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 t..
Place Saint-Pierre 2 B - 7500 Tournai
With an impressive view of the city’s cathedral, this traditional hotel offers an excellent location in the city centre and a pleasant restaurant with a bar and outside terrace. Located in a characteristic building in the heart of charming Tournai, ..
2, Rue des Bouchers St. Jacques B - 7500 Tournai
This intimate hotel in the centre of Tournai combines modern facilities with original features in two historic buildings over 200 years old. Grand Place is 250 metres away from d'Alcantara. Hôtel d'Alcantara offers rooms with a flat-screen cable TV...
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..
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 tapas specials for lunch (very popular) and a jazzy cocktail bar/lounge. The menu features copious classic dishes.
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.