The Summer of the Belfry

Tournai has the oldest belfry in Belgium (12th century) !

It became a World Heritage Site (UNESCO) in 1999, like many other belfries in the country.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the recognition of its belfries by UNESCO, Wallonia has created «The Summer of the Belfries».

Activities in Tournai

Carillon Concerts

THE BELFRY OF TOURNAI is one of the few places in Belgium where you can see the carillonneur play (except 13/07).

Other spots to listen to the concert : the terraces of the main square or the garden of the Folklore Museum.

  • Sundays, 07/07 > 13/10 : 3.30 pm.
  • Entrance fee : max 2,10 €

Exhibitions

"THE WALLOON BELFRIES"

Produced by the Walloon Heritage Agency (AWAP in French), this exhibition presents the seven Walloon belfries, their role in cities and the origin of their classification by UNESCO.

  • > 31/10 : Tuesday > Sunday : 9.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.30
  • 02/11 > 31/12 : Tuesday > Saterday : 9.30-12.00 & 14.00-17.00 // Sunday : 14.00-17.00
  • Entrance fee : max 2,10 €

THE BELFRY AND THE TOURNAISIAN CARILLONNEURS

The exhibition pays tribute to the Tournaisian dynasty of the Clément carillonneurs.

  • > 31/10 : Wednesday > Monday : 9.30-12.30 & 13.30 -17.30. Closed on 09/09.
  • Saterday 02/11 : 9.30-12.00 & 14.00-17.00
  • Sunday 03/11 : 14.00-17.00
  • Entrance fee : max 2,60 €

INTERSECTIONS

The Belfry is one of the 10 stages of the 1st Triennial of Contemporary Art in Tournai.

It hosts videos by Daniel Locus created especially for the site.

  • > 22/09 : Tuesday > Sunday : 9.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.30

Guided Tours

UNESCO GUIDED TOUR

The guide will explain the hidden secrets of the Belfry and Notre-Dame Cathedral, both classified by UNESCO.

  • July > September : every Sunday + Thursday 15/08 - 15.00
  • Departure: Tourist Office
  • Duration : 1h. 5 €/pers. (free for kids under 6 accompanied by an adult)

Ding Dingue Dong Event

Myriam Mélotte will teach you how to become a «bell» and make your own sounds resonate at the foot of the Belfry !

  • Sun 22/09 – 15.15 and 16.15.
  • Belfry
  • Free

Carillon Contest

This 1st «Maurice & Géo Clément» international contest for young people under 21 years old is unique in Belgium and in the North of France!

Detailed programme on our website visittournai

  • Place Paul-Emile Janson, place Evêché and Belfry
  • Friday 27/09 (opening evening) > Sunday 29/09
  • Free

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From 26/04/2019
to 03/11/2019
Open today

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TOURIST OFFICE
place Paul-Emile Janson 1
7500 Tournai

Phone: 0032 69 22 20 45

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