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The Belfry of Tournai

Grand-Place, Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 20 45
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Unique belfry with original dragon weather vane

There are many beautiful belfries around Belgium, but the one in Tournai is one of my favorites... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
318nicole
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Chicago, Illinois
Awesome views

Climbing the 256 steps to the top of the Belfry of Tournai is definitely worth it. The views across... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Asklett
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many beautiful belfries around Belgium, but the one in Tournai is one of my favorites. It has the original dragon weather vane still attached and the ornate gold gargoyles are really beautiful. I went in December, so the view of the city had...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Climbing the 256 steps to the top of the Belfry of Tournai is definitely worth it. The views across the landscape are amazing. There are plaques on the railings to tell you where you are looking and what the buildings are in the distance. We...More

1  Thank Asklett
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

At only €2 you may as well take a look if passing. It was interesting to learn the history of this tower and belfries in general however all the information is in the first room and after that there is no more. This was disappointing...More

1  Thank Twinsliders
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It does not Seem high, But when you are at the top, you have a great view over Tournai. And when we went Up it was free of charge!

1  Thank fschouwerwou
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were positively surprised at the belfry. Free entrance, small platforms breaking up the climb, a cool 360-balcony 2/3 up and another one at the top! Small play area for children - positively surprised!!

1  Thank KStannov
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The views from on top were awesome and the Cathedral beside it was beautiful. The walkway was small and tight but worth it.

1  Thank Grant B
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to see this wonderful attraction while someone was actually playing the bells. There are about 254 steps going all the way up to the top of the tower, my four year old made the climb up with no rest stops. There...More

1  Thank gusano1
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We climbed the belfry (200+ steps, I forget exactly) on a Sunday morning and had it all to ourselves for the first 10 minutes or so, and luckily it was a clear day and we could see for miles around. Superb views of the cathedral...More

1  Thank ClaireinBrussels
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Climbing the 256 stairs to the top is already a great experience. On the way, you have access to several rooms (history of the beffroi, jail). The view from the top is impressive and breathtaking, on a narrow platform. Not to miss!!

1  Thank Olivier R
Reviewed 6 August 2016

It claims to be the oldest belfry, and probably base is, however the upper part probably isn´t. Still, it is a nice and slender tower in the city centre symbolizing the power of the citizens. Along the climb there is not too much to see,...More

2  Thank Katrien S
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