Turns out that, along with Tongeren (which is close to the Dutch border and has a large anitque/flea-market on Sundays...I took Mom and Dad there last year), Tournai is the oldest city in Belgium. Two of the oldest private houses in Europe are located in Tournai as well as a really cool looking old bridge that I didn't know about. Since I didn't know about these until after I went there I didn't see them :(
|The train station|
|Two little girls in pretty dresses were playing in some construction rubble. It made me very happy to see that!|
|The belfry, the oldest in Belgium, is one of two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tournai|
Not bad for basically getting off the train in a random town. I wish I had known a little about the town before I went there but at least I can say I saw it!
For other adventures, random, planned or otherwise, check out the rest of the SIMC posts over at Unknown Mami.