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Belfry of Tournai

  • French: Le Beffroi

  • Address: 15 Grand'Place
  • Vicinity: Grand'Place 15, 7500 Tournai, Belgium
  • Type: Belfry, Campanile
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The Belfry of Tournai is a stunning campanile in Tournai, Belgium. The stone, medieval structure is included as one of the Belfries of Belgium and France on the UNESCO World Heritage List. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1188/00/00 King Philip Augustus of France grants Tournai its town charter, conferring among other privileges the right to erect a communal bell to ring out signals to the townsfolk.
1192/00/00 The belfry of Tournai is completed. Its bell informs the citizens of trials, executions and warns them of such dangers as invasions and fires. The belfry will also be used as a prison and town hall.
1391/00/00 A fire damages the belfry. The city will obtain new bells to replace the ruined ones. The largest bell of this period, called Bancloque, and the fire bell or Timbre, have been preserved.
1535/00/00 The carillon is installed in Belfry of Tournai.

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Particulars for Belfry of Tournai:
Structure Belfry, Campanile
Musical Instrument Carillon
Area of Significance Engineering
Era Medieval Europe
Sight Category Structure
Structure Type Tower




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