The first Cloth Hall is thought to date back to the 13th century. Built out of wood, it was blown away by a storm. It was reconstructed 4 years later (1610-1611) in an eclectic architectural style: the first floor is in a Renaissance style, the gables are baroque, the frontispiece hassuperposed Ionic columns... The facade was renovated when the Grand Place was inaugurated in 1998.
It mostly can be admirer from there with a few occasions throughout the year to step in the building (Halle Gourmande, marché de Noël...)
For more information, contact the Tournai Tourist Office.
You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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