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The Belfry of Tournai

Grand-Place, Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 20 45
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Excellent views

Definitely worth a visit (check opening times) to get great views of the surrounding area for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine B
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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
An impressive and attractive tower.

This is a very impressive tower that complements the city centre area without dominating it... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Grand-Place, Tournai, Belgium
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"worth the climb"
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"check opening times"
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"free of charge"
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"the main square"
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"beautiful building"
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"city centre"
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"steps"
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"belfry"
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"carillon"
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"bells"
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"belgium"
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"tower"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit (check opening times) to get great views of the surrounding area for a very modest charge of 2.10. The steps are very narrow and could be difficult during busy times but fortunately was quiet when I visited. Informative plaques tell you...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is a very impressive tower that complements the city centre area without dominating it. Nicely, it also has a rather lovely carillon, well worth listening to before the hourly chimes are tolled.

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Right before the main square as one walks up the hill, is the belfry of Tournai. Like many other beautiful towns in Belgium, the belfry occupies an important place and is in itself a beautiful building. Unfortunately, it was closed when I visited but a...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

If you are close by Belgium or pretzels this place is amazing to visit take pictures and spend some time

Thank nihan19721969
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Fairly easy walk to the top (probably 150 steps) and lovely view of Tournai. Reasonably priced and just check opening times before visit, it closes for lunch etc

Thank Drschrebling
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Really good view over the city. And its fun to climb the tower. Except op the view the bells and the orchel room is beautifull aswell. It cost only €2 to enter!

Thank Job D
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

It cost 12 euros per person to go up the tower which was a reasonable amount however I don't mind if it preserves the tower for years to come. It has lots of interesting information points to ready and understand how the tower has been...More

Thank Michellelh86
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

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

Thank 318nicole
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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
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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
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laura l
1 April 2018|
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Response from 318nicole | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there would be no problem. You may just want to be aware that people need to take turns to let others pass when going up and down.
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