Cultural and gourmet tour of Tournai

(1 day)

Combine cultural and gastronomic leisure time in the City of the Five Bell Towers. Wander through the heart of this historic town and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site with its charming blend of art and history.

Films at the Tourist Office of Tournai

In addition to picking up practical information for your day outing you can watch two 20-min films at the Tourist Office of Tournai: ‘Le couloir du temps’, about the 2000 years of history of the city and ‘De la pierre au ciel’, a 3D film that reveals the hidden secrets of the Cathedral of Our Lady, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is currently undergoing major restoration works.

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Walk around the historic centre (2km – 1h)

Follow the directions for a lovely walk to discover the town. Your tour takes in a multitude of monuments: the belfry (view from the top of 257 steps is definitely worth the effort!), the Grand Place, the Saint-Georges tower, the Fort Rouge, the cathedral, the banks of the Scheldt and Place Saint-Pierre, etc. If you want an audio guide, just download the audio commentary!

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Gastronomic break at the Escaudoir

This restaurant that also acts as an art gallery is very close to the banks of the Scheldt right in the heart of the charming city centre. It is the smallest and most authentic restaurant in Tournai and offers delights for the palate as well as the eye. A warm and convivial ambiance awaits you together with healthy, real food that is all made in-house. We strongly recommend reserving beforehand.

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Visit of the belfry and a time out on the Grand Place

If you want to test your fitness, try climbing the 257 steps of the belfry. From the top, 70 metres up in the air, you have great views of the city and the cathedral. And afterwards you can recharge your batteries on a lively terrace on the Grand Place while you sample a local beer and your children frolic around in the modern fountain with its jets of water.

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