7 Sights in Tournai, Belgium (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Tournai, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Tournai, Belgium.

Sightseeing Tours in Tournai

1. Église Saint-Quentin

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The Church of Saint Quentin is a Roman catholic parish church in Tournai, Belgium. The largely Romanesque building is located on the main square of the town, the Grand-Place. Known to have existed since the 10th century, the current building was built around 1200, but has been altered several times throughout history. In the late 15th century, a major reconstruction effort altered the chancel, created an ambulatory and replaced earlier side chapels. This reconstruction was partially financed by tapestry maker Pasquier Grenier and his wife Marguerite de Lannoye, who were also buried in one of the chapels. During World War II, the church was heavily damaged by German bombing in 1940 and subsequently reconstructed after the war. It opened again in 1968. The current facade and tower are reconstructions from this period. Inside, the church contains two Late Gothic wooden sculptures, made by Jean Delemer and painted by Robert Campin and dated to 1428. They are of art historical interest as early examples of such Late Gothic sculpture.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint Quentin, Tournai (EN), Facebook, Website, Heritage Website

2. Beffroi de Tournai

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The Belfry of Tournai is a freestanding bell tower of medieval origin in Tournai, Belgium, 72 metres (236 ft) in height with a 256-step stairway. This landmark building is one of a set of Belfries of Belgium and France registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of their civic architecture and importance in the rise of municipal power in Europe.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Tournai (EN), Heritage Website

3. Princesse Despinoy

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Princesse Despinoy

Marie-Christine de Lalaing, or Philippe-Christine de Lalaing, was the daughter of Count Charles II of Lalaing and Marie de Montmorency-Nivelle. She was married to Pierre de Melun, the governor of Tournai. In the absence of her husband, she defended the city of Tournai against Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, in 1581.

Wikipedia: Marie-Christine de Lalaing (EN)

4. Église des Redemptoristes

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The Redemptorist church, in neo-Romanesque style, is located in Tournai, on the Quai Notre-Dame, opposite the Scheldt. As its name suggests, it was served by a community of Redemptorist Fathers who had their convent right next door. The religious left in 2003. It is now disused for worship.

Wikipedia: Église des Rédemptoristes de Tournai (FR)

5. Église Saint-Brice

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The Church of Saint-Brice is a Roman Catholic church in Tournai, Belgium. Built in the 12th century in Romanesque style, the church is one of the oldest market churches. Dedicated to Saint Brice of Tours, the church is a place of worship for the Catholic parish.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Brice (Tournai) (FR), Website, Heritage Website

6. Maisons des Jésuites de Tournai

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The houses of the Jesuits of Tournai, also known as the Vilain houses or the Manarre houses, are a group of four buildings built at the beginning of the thirteenth century and located in the city of Tournai in the province of Hainaut (Belgium).

Wikipedia: Maisons des Jésuites de Tournai (FR), Heritage Website

7. Tournai Cathedral

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Tournai Cathedral self-made composite, from photos taken by Jean-Pol Grandmont / CC BY 2.5

The Cathedral of Our Lady, or Tournai Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral, see of the Diocese of Tournai in Tournai, Belgium. It has been classified both as a Wallonia's major heritage since 1936 and as a World Heritage Site since 2000.

Wikipedia: Tournai Cathedral (EN), Heritage Website


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