Maison de la Marionnete holds a large collection of puppets from all over the world. Its large collection of traditional and contemporary puppets comes from many countries: Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Sicily, Portugal, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc. The heritage exhibition of the Center de la Marionnette is thus regularly renewed. The diversity of […]

In amongst all of Tournai’s art and history there’s an attraction just for kids. A couple of kilometres north of Grand Place, Jungle City is for children up to the age of 13 and has more than 2,500 square metres of amusements and animal enclosures. Activities INDOOR PLAYGROUND OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS JUNGLE GOOLFY ANIMALS SHOW TIKI […]

The Museum of Tapestry and Fabric Arts is a museum in Tournai , Belgium . The museum, which evokes an activity that flourished in Tournai the xv th to the xviii th  century, is an institution whose inauguration dates back to 1990 . The place hosts permanent collections as well as temporary exhibitions. It outlines tapestries xv th – the golden age of Tournai productions – and the xvi th . These are remarkable as much for their […]

The bridge Tournai holes is an ancient bridge of Gothic style, built in the xiii th  century, flanked by two towers and spanning the river Scheldt at Tournai in Belgium . The central arch was blown up at the start of World War II . During the reconstruction after the war, the two intact arches were dismantled then the whole was rebuilt to new proportions – partly with the materials of the […]

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Tournai, Belgium, is an art museum. The inception of the museum was in the beginning of the 20th century when Henri Van Cutsem, a Belgian art collector, offered his collection to the city of Tournai in 1905. The collection contained important works of important 19th century French painters like Manet, Monet, Seurat and others. The Musée des Beaux-Arts has a considerable collection […]

The Folklore Museum or House Tournai held since 1930 a typical building of the xvii th  century , located in a lane adjacent to the main square of Tournai in Belgium . Scenes of everyday life in town and in the countryside are reconstructed. Folklore, the atmosphere of a past and yet close time shines through a craftsman at work, a choir in a chapel , carnival costumes or even a cabaret. In the many rooms, which cover a total […]

The Tournai Natural History Museum is a Belgian museum created in 1828 by the Regency Council of the city of Tournai. Collections  Stuffed animals Since its creation, the Tournai museum has owned hundreds of animal species from all over the world. The gallery exhibits many impressive pieces such as the giant Aldabra tortoise or the Asiatic lion . Live animals  The vivarium is a space specially designed […]

The belfry (French: beffroi) of Tournai, Belgium, is a freestanding bell tower of medieval origin, 72 metres in height with a 256-step stairway. This landmark building is one of a set of belfries of Belgium and France registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Construction of the belfry began around 1188 when King Philip Augustus of France granted Tournai its town charter, conferring among other privileges the […]

The Tournai Cathedral, or Cathedral of Our Lady (French: Notre-Dame de Tournai, Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Doornik), is a Roman Catholicchurch, see of the Diocese of Tournai in Tournai, Belgium. It has been classified both as a Wallonia‘s major heritage since 1936 and as a World Heritage Site since 2000. Its impressive dimensions (134 m long and 66 m wide), its harmonious combination of Romanesque and Gothic styles and its architectural audacity make […]

Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk (Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul), the main church of Ostend, Belgium, is a Roman Catholic Neo-Gothic church. It is built on the ashes of a previous church that occupied the site. King Leopold II enthusiastically supported a plan to build a new and more magnificent church. Construction started in 1899 and was completed and consecrated by Bishop Waffelaert on August 31, 1908. Its stained glass windows were […]

The Academy of Fine Arts of Tournai , created in 1756 , will leave its mark on the arts and architecture of the city of Tournai and its surroundings. His students will develop their art throughout Europe, more particularly in Belgium and France. Programmes: Interior Architecture Digital Arts  Comics  Visual Communication Textile design Drawing Illustration Painting  Advertising

Institute of Saint-Luc in Tournai or Institut Saint-Luc Tournai (ISL) – public higher education institution in Belgium.  The university attracts students with its low tuition costs. For example a year of bachelor studies will cost you as little as 1000 USD. If you want to obtain your master’s at ISL this will cost you less than 1000 USD.