Nearby the Wallonie picarde region
Tournai is the ideal starting point for a trip to Belgium or northern France. Get installed at your hotel or other accommodation and go out to discover the region! At only a few kilometres from Tournai (less than 30 minutes) lies Lille, with its narrow paved shopping streets, its many pavement cafes and lively restaurants. Other nearby places of interest are Kortrijk (Courtrai) with its beguinage that is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the brand new Louvre-Lens and Mons, the future European Capital of Culture (2015). Enjoy your stay in Wallonie picarde and also visit other welcoming Walloon cities, such as Namur, Liège or Charleroi. At less than one hour from Tournai, you can discover the charm of Bruges, Ghent or Brussels with its magnificent Grand-Place. Or why not take a trip to the seaside?