|Pack of cigarettes||$7.05|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.16|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.07|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.33|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$59.39|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 549.99|
Tournai is a Belgian municipality located in Wallonia. It is located along the Scheldt River, 85 kilometres to the south-west of Brussels. It is the oldest city in the whole of Belgium and has a lot to attract tourists from all over the world, who come to the city via cheap flights to Tournai. This French-speaking Flemish city’s architectural beauty is combined with a rich culture and heritage.
Tournai was the only Belgian city to be ruled by the British. It is considered as one of the foremost cultural sites in Belgium. The city possesses the oldest belfry in Belgium, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site along with the Notre Dame de Tournai, the famous cathedral which draws inspiration from both Roman and Gothic architecture. Now, you may easily imbibe the grandeur of these glorious monuments thanks to the plentiful cheap flights to Tournai.
At 72 metres, the Belfry offers an unbelievable view of vistas across the city. Tourists may also visit Mount Saint-Haubert at a height of 140 m to enjoy the view. The Châsse de Notre-Dame flamande, a magnificent reliquary built in the 12th century, is evidence of Tournai’s golden age. The church has an impressive assortment of statues and a Treasury Museum.
There are several other places to visit here. The Museum of Fine Arts is a cultural hub with beautiful works by Monet, Van Gogh, and Rubens among many others. These are displayed in a Beaux-Arts style edifice designed by the celebrated architect Victor Horta. The Rue Barre-St-Brice and The Rue des Jesuites have some of the most ancient European houses. The city is home to numerous 12th and 13th century military and civil edifices, besides a dozen churches. Other places include the Pont-des-Trous, a bridge over the Scheldt, and the Main Square or Grand’Place where you can find a number of picturesque fountains, cafés and pubs.
One cannot be in Tournai without attending the International Folklore festival, and the RAMDAM Film Festival. The Carnival in late February and The Great Procession in September are festivals of mirth and merrymaking where citizens and tourists come together and revel in the grandeur and beauty of this town. It is advisable to book hotels in Tournai during this time.