The oldest Belfry in Belgium !

UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999, the belfry of Tournai is the oldest in Belgium (1188).

Dating from the 12th century, the belfry of Tournai is the oldest in Belgium. With its height of 72 m, the belfry dominates the Grand-Place square. While climbing the 257 steps to the top, you will discover educational exhibits, the dungeon, the bellringer’s room and the peal of bells itself, which can be heard in the entire city on Sundays in the summer season (at 3.30 pm).

Constructed in 1192, the belfry of Tournai was the symbol of communal liberties. Its bell (the “Bancloque”) informed the citizens of trials and executions and warned them of invasions, fires… The belfry was used as watchtower, prison, bell tower and town hall. At the top, you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Tournai and its vicinity.

Ground flloor accessible for disabled people. Info & on-site shop.

Opening hours of the Belfry in low season (from 01/11 to 31/03)

  • 9.30 > 12.00 / 14.00 > 17.00 (closed every Monday + Sunday morning)
  • Days of closing of the Belfry: 01/11, 02/11, 25/12, 26/12, 01/01 and 02/01, 21/03

Opening hours of the Belfry in high season (from 01/04 to 31/10)

  • 9.30 > 12.30 / 13.30 > 17.30 (closed every Monday)
  • Days of closing of the Belfry: 01/05, 14/09

>>> Attention : the last tickets are delivered 45 minutes before the closing of the Belfry!

Panorama Beffroi (1)

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Opening times

Opening hours of the Belfry in low season (from 01/11 to 31/03)

  • 9.30 > 12.00 / 14.00 > 17.00 (closed every Monday + Sunday morning)
  • Days of closing of the Belfry: 01/11, 02/11, 25/12, 26/12, 01/01 and 02/01, 21/03

Opening hours of the Belfry in high season (from 01/04 to 31/10)

  • 9.30 > 12.30 / 13.30 > 17.30 (closed every Monday)
  • Days of closing of the Belfry: 01/05, 14/09

>>> Attention : the last tickets are delivered 45 minutes before the closing of the Belfry!

PRICES

2,10 €/person
1,10 €/groups/seniors/students
1 €/school pupils

Contact

BEFFROI
Grand-Place de Tournai

Phone: 0032 69 22 20 45 (Tourist Office)

Email

Website

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