Did you know that the Church of Saint-Jacques in Tournai was included in the list of exceptional heritage of the Walloon Region?
Its existence was certified as early as the 12th century, in the form of a Romanesque chapel. It can be explained by the success of the cult of Saint-James and the pilgrimages at the time. Indeed, Tournai, episcopal city, saw converging thousands of pilgrims on their way to Compostela.
In this magnificent religious building, you will be able to discover:
- The high altar which represents the story of the apostle James
- The ceiling painted in the 15th century
- The organ and its case
- The eagle lectern
- Funeral stones
Discover or rediscover the restored painting by Jan Janssen "The Crowning with Thorns", kept in the church for over 400 years!
This work of art is located in a sacred art space visible from the nave: you will also find objects of religious inspiration and a rare collection of BAKOTA reliquaries from Gabon (from the Desnouck Paul collection).
Find the latest news from the Saint-James church on the official website!