Cathedral at sunset

Tournai (Dutch: Doornik) is a city in Wallonia. It is famed for its impressive Romanesque Cathedral. It was also the only Belgian city to ever be controlled by the English Throne.

Get in

By train

Tournai is served by regular trains from all over Belgium From Brussels direct trains run every hour and take just under an hour. Direct trains run to Lille just across the border in France, which has a Eurostar Station. Trains take 30-60 minutes Paris is accessible with a change in just under two hours. See here for more details and timtables

By bus

From Brussels Coaches would take around 1h 45m and require 2 changes See here for timtables

By plane

The nearest Airport is Lille Lesquin which is served buy a few Budget Airlines heading to Milan, Warsaw, Leeds and Marrakesh The airports of Brussels, Charleroi and Paris would also be useful.

Get around

Tournai is fairly compact and can be easily covered on foot. There is a local bus service.


Bells in the Belfry
The issue of souls in purgatory by Rubens in the Cathedral Saint-Louis Chapel


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