The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Tournai was built in the first half of the 12th century. It is especially distinguished by a Romanesque nave of extraordinary dimensions, a wealth of sculpture on its capitals and a transept topped by five towers, all precursors of the Gothic style. The choir, rebuilt in the 13th century, is in the pure Gothic style.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai

Getting there

Train

From Brussels (1 hour)

Brussels – Mouscron line

From Mons-Namur-Liège

Liège – Mouscron line

From Mouscron – Brugge (Bruges)

Brugge – Mouscron – Tournai line

From Lille (25 min)

Lille-Flandres – Tournai line

From Brussels

Take the A8 – E429 motorway at Halle.
Exit 33 Tournai – Kain.

From Mons-Namur-Liège

Take the E42 motorway.
Exit 32 Tournai – Vaulx.

From Mouscron – Brugge (Bruges)

Take the E42/E17.
Exit 34 Tournai Ouest.

From Lille

Take the A1/E17/E42 motorway (Autoroute du Nord) and then take the A27/E42 motorway.Exit 35 Tournai-Froyennes.

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Belgium 
Category
Cultural
Name
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Original Name
Notre-Dame de Tournai / Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Doornik
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2000
Keyword
Cathedral, Registered in 2000