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Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai

Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 20 45
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Scaffolding impedes enjoyment of visit

Not the best time to visit as the scaffolding inside and out is an eyesore but obviously necessary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine B
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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
Could be wonferful

The cathedral was in a major tefurb so large parts were under wraps. Will be great when it is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David B
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Tournai, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best time to visit as the scaffolding inside and out is an eyesore but obviously necessary to preserve and maintain such buildings. It is free to visit and there are some very beautiful items to see inside such as the carved pulpit and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral was in a major tefurb so large parts were under wraps. Will be great when it is finished

Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As previous reviewers have pointed out, much of the building is covered in scaffolding, but you can still see enough to appreciate the scale of the building and its ornate design. Unfortunately, much of the interior is also covered in scaffolding so exploration of its...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

Wonderful towering architecture, almost overpowering the nearby Bell Tower (which is a sight in itself). The outside is partly swathed in scaffolding at the moment but even so you get a sense of the immense scale. Inside is beautiful, with clean lines - and don't...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is being repaired/restored after some freakish weather occurrence few years ago. This should not distract from the cheer size and beauty of it’s towers and enclosed spaces. Worth coming to visit for sure, besides, it is a short walking from the train station.

Thank AVM2016
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We were planning to go to this church many times but we couldn’t have the time to do that however it is the fourth while to visit or see it from outside as it was under construction when we visited but from the pictures that...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way to Tournai to see this cathedral, but it was covered in scaffolding and being repaired. We thought we just had bad luck but a local told us it had been that way for about 15 years. The treasury was...More

Thank MallieX
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

The cathedral is beautiful with several colorful stained glass windows. They have a small museum of ornate religious artifacts for 2 euros that is work seeing.

Thank 318nicole
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Ever since I live in this part if Belgium, 20 years now, I have known the cathedral as a wharf. Which is a pity considering it's important role in the development of the city and the region. I was never able to visit it completely......More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This cathedral has 5 towers. Alas the church was heavily enveloped by scafolding. Inside it was too. I was still able to visit certain areas of the cathedral and enjoy some of the interior. I would have loved see inside& out unobstructed.

Thank Temuejin
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