Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Tournai, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2.6 km
Ascend 29 m
Descend 38 m

Explore Tournai in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Tournai

Sight 1: 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

242 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

73 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Halle aux Draps

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The Cloth Hall of Tournai is a building built in 1610.

Wikipedia: Halle aux draps (Tournai) (FR), Heritage Website

253 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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

174 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Statue de Martine

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Martine is a feminine given name and a surname.

Wikipedia: Martine (disambiguation) (EN)

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Église Saint-Jacques

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The church of Saint-Jacques stands in the rue du Palais Saint-Jacques in Tournai (Belgium).

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

329 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Barthélemy Dumortier

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Barthélemy Dumortier

Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier was a Belgian who conducted a parallel career of botanist and Member of Parliament.

Wikipedia: Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier (EN)

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

624 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: 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

473 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Jules Bara

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Jules Bara

Jules Bara was a Belgian statesman and liberal politician.

Wikipedia: Jules Bara (EN)


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