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

Here you can find interesting sights in Tournai, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Tournai, Belgium.

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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.

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2. Beffroi de Tournai

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The belfry of Tournai, Belgium, is a freestanding bell tower of medieval origin, 72 metres 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.

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3. Princesse Despinoy

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Princesse Despinoy Binche / Public domain

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.

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4. Eglise des Redemptoristes

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The redemptorist church, in a neoroman style, is located in Tournai, Quai Notre-Dame, in front of the Scheldt. As its name suggests, it was served by a community of redemptorist fathers who had their convent right next to it. The religious left in 2003. She is now disused in worship.

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5. Église Saint-Brice

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The Church of Saint-Brice is a Catholic religious building located in Tournai, Belgium. Built in the twelfth century in Romanesque style the church is one of the oldest churches-hall. Dedicated to Saint Brice of Tours, the church is a place of worship of the Catholic parish.

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6. Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame self-made composite, from photos taken by Jean-Pol Grandmont / CC BY 2.5

The Tournai Cathedral, or Cathedral of Our Lady , is a Roman Catholic church, 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.

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