The attractive imposing Belfry of Tournai! This belfry is the oldest of all belfrys of Belgium, it was built in 1188. Centuries back these belfrys in cities of Belgium and northern France were constructed as an emblem of municipal freedoms. They were used as a lookout tower to see approaching enemy, and as a fire lookout tower. 72m high, this building is one of a set of belfrys of Belgium and France registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The best part is that all rooms along the 257 steps to top are open to public, and the sad part is we didn’t go to top to get the fantastic deadly views of Tournai from there. Charges are not much, just two euros, but due to lack of time we had to skip this.