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Getting There -- Two trains depart Brussels every hour for Tournai -- a 1-hour ride by the fastest trains. Tournai's station is on the northern edge of town, on bd. des Déportés. By car from Brussels, Tournai is less than an hour's drive on A8/E429.

Visitor Information -- The Office du Tourisme is at Vieux Marché aux Poteries 14, 7500 Tournai (tel. 069/22-20-45; fax 069/21-62-21; www.tournai.be), facing the Belfry, in the center of town. The office is open Easter to September Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6pm, Saturday from 9:30am to noon and 2 to 5pm, and Sunday and holidays from 10am to noon and 2:30 to 6pm; hours from October to Easter are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Saturday from 10am to noon and 2 to 5pm, and Sunday and holidays from 2:30 to 6pm (closed Jan 1-2; Nov 1-2, 11, and 15; and Dec 24-26 and 31).

Special Events -- Tournai celebrates amid splendid pageantry the Nativity of Our Lady on the second Sunday in September, with the religious Procession of Tournai through the city. On the Days of the Four Parades, during the second weekend in June, episodes from Tournai's history are reenacted in a series of folklore processions and events.

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