Grand Place, Tournai

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Shop, eat, and people-watch at Grand Place, the main square of Mons. It is marked by a belfry whose copper has turned green with oxidation. The buildings touch each other and form a barrier around the perimeter of the cobbled square. Sit down at one of the many restaurants and cafes; see if you can find an open table on one of the terraces, which is a good spot to take in the buzz of activity. You'll also find a variety of chocolate shops and boutiques filling the ground floors of the buildings. Before you visit Tournai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Visit. Renovated and great historical heritage. Don't miss. In c9upkr, as a family, with children and other things to visit a Tournai. Don't forget the museums.
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  • even in winter there is entertainment in the square of turned (shops bars restaurants monuments)
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  • You can spend hours admiring the facades at night this place is even more beautiful city hall visit is great
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  • I work closely to this city square, and it is sometimes easy to take its beauty for granted. It has the reputation to be one of the prettiest city squares in the world and I truly believe it deserves it. The historical buildings all around have recently been renovated. And being in the middle of the square with these buildings all around you really leaves an impression. I can really recommend the Christmas light show at the end of the year. It really brings a magical atmosphere with the lights all around on the buildings.
  • The grand place is in essence everything that is Belgium and Brussels. It’s architecture is beautiful and grand. It’s gilded exteriors but equally as enticing interiors are a token to the beauty of the heart of the city. I highly recommend anyone making a visit to Brussels to take a moment to enjoy and relax within the centre of this historic marketplace. You may find at night that the place itself lights up with it’s tall tower becoming a light show itself. Whilst beautiful during the day, I find the place to be the best at night.
  • These buildings are amazing! They are standing proudly to remind you the wealth and the power of the past ! The outstanding architecture and the cosmetic details, declare the passion for luxury and innovation for the time they were built. It's one of the must visit places in Brussels!!! Generally all the surrounding area is very interesting, offering the visitor lots of entertainment and educational choices. If it's your first visit you will need a few days to spend around and be prepared to pay a bit more than you had in mind eating out. Brussels is a beautiful but a bit pricey!
  • This is a European-style buildings surrounded by the open space, next to the City Hall, are preserved in the buildings of ancient Europe buildings, beautiful, 360 degrees are beautiful, and without money, stay how long can be, it is worth a visit . The square is the city's historic center with churches, cafes and restaurants. Attractions should be visited at any time of the year. The square is surrounded by ancient and charming buildings, but it is a pity that flowers can not be seen in winter. I did not expect to have evening light music show, was deeply stunning, embracing her husband and enjoy standing, so beautiful and romantic. During the Christmas market, you can go to a great place to visit. On a cold night in November, there are beautiful Christmas shows and delicious food. The Christmas market and show starts on November 24 until the holidays end. During the Christmas market, you can go to a great place to visit. On a cold night in November, there are beautiful Christmas shows and delicious food. The Christmas market and show starts on November 24 until the holidays end. Both adults and children will gather here, and I think the most beautiful sunset at sunset, the twilight, the building will be magnificent, there is no art, no beggars, only a lot of people will sit on the square floor.
  • Belgian historical icon, better to visit during weekdays or early morning of you'd like to take good pictures. During Christmas period musical light show every night after 7pm.

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