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Pont des Trous

Rue de Cygne, Tournai 7500, Belgium
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Great old bridge

This is a great old bridge. I missed a description. It was a bit disappointing that you could not... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Nice bridge, nothing more

Well kept very old bridge, apparently from the Middle Ages. You unfortunately can't walk on it so... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Olivier R
Brussels, Belgium
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  • Poor8%
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“the river” (6 reviews)
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Rue de Cygne, Tournai 7500, Belgium
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a great old bridge. I missed a description. It was a bit disappointing that you could not walk over the bridge, although stairs were present to make that possible. Maybe it opens only in April, or maybe they want to preserve the bridge...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Well kept very old bridge, apparently from the Middle Ages. You unfortunately can't walk on it so it's in the end only a good stop for some pictures.

Thank Olivier R
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This bridge with 2 towers was once part of the city defence system, liking the 2 parts across the river. The oldest tower dates from 1281, the other from 1302 when presumably also the bridge was build. The middle arch was destroyed by a German...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Nice to see the historic side of tournai a plesant stroll down the canal with plenty of modern day traffic. The downside for was me they dont make a bigger fuss there was no information, no guide its just sort of there to look at...More

Thank englander87
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This medieval gate is a site to see but unfortunately you can only view from the outside and as you're walking through; the stairs were locked and closed off when we visited. Having said that, the river area is spectacular in the evening and great...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 16 May 2016

One of the last medieval gate from Europe. Don't miss it before it is too late because the local authorities wants to destroy it for economical reasons.

Thank Thibaut H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The only remaining medieval bridge in the city on walking distance from the city centre, just follow the river downstream.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Having spotted the picturesque Pont des Trous (literally ‘the bridge of the holes’) from another bridge over the River Scheldt, the Pont de Fer in the centre, we took a nice walk along the Quai des Salines to have a closer look at it. All...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Similar to the one in nearby Kortrijk, it is a good example of a water fortification. It is a short walk from the center and the path along the river was recently redone so it makes for a nice walk.

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This place is beautiful and so full of history. Strolling along the canal watching the river barges coming through is lovely.

Thank Natalie M
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