The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Tournai was built in the first half of the 12th century. It is especially distinguished by a Romanesque nave of extraordinary dimensions, a wealth of sculpture on its capitals and a transept topped by five towers, all precursors of the Gothic style. The choir, rebuilt in the 13th century, is in the pure Gothic style.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Belfry of Tournai||2020||0.1km||site_ao|
|Tournai Cathedral de en es fr nl||2020||0.2km||site_izi|
|Sentier du Marais de Péronne en Mélantois en fr nl zh||16.2km||site_izi|
|Bouvines en fr nl zh||14.6km||site_izi|
|Gruson en fr nl zh||13.1km||site_izi|
|Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin||2012||19.4km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.