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Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai

Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 20 45
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Undergoing huge renovation

My unimpressed opinion might be influenced by the restoration works that are underway. There seem... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
via mobile

Very impressive cathedral, with interesting models and excavations! Worth the effort to see it... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 20 45
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My unimpressed opinion might be influenced by the restoration works that are underway. There seem to be beautiful stained glass windows but not much else. Not worth the visit at this time

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very impressive cathedral, with interesting models and excavations! Worth the effort to see it, even though the scaffolding makes it seem less welcoming - this is not the case!

Thank KStannov
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The church is being thoroughly restored, and I'm sure it will look marvellous when that's finished. For now I can't give it the maximum rating for this reason. But the treasury alone is worth a visit. There are many items from the middle ages onward....More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Currently the Cathedral Underground major renovation work do you cannot really see it from outside. Inside does not impressive too much. Best part is the entrance with lots of sculptures.

Thank malgosiamatusiewicz
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Impressive building, roman art, but in full restoration, so you cannot see the whole volume of the church. It will take some more years apparently before it is fully restored.

1  Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Most of the impressive part of the cathedral is currently hidden behind scaffolding (both exterior and interior). However, one can see some of the archaeological digs to reconstruct the different building phases on this site, from Roman bathhouse via Roman villa to cathedral. Also to...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We were disappointed as only part of the Cathedral was open. Theres a lot of building work going on and it won't be finished anytime soon. However once in you have pay to enter the Treasure room but well worth it, theres a display of...More

2  Thank HowardHemmings
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A 12th century gem of medieval architecture with five massive towers. Currently receiving a full stonework clean up but still worth an internal visit which encompasses a fascinating collection of ancient church vestments

Thank Bernard P
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The cathedral is supposed to be beautiful. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, it has been under restoration for many years, so you have only partial access to the interior and the exterior is almost completely covered by scaffoldings. You...More

1  Thank Ena G
Reviewed 10 May 2016

At first we were disappointed to see so much scaffolding, and to be restricted to certain parts of the building, but there is still plenty to marvel at. The Romanesque nave is still viewable - an amazing structure, and one of the aisles has Benin...More

1  Thank Andrew S
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