Beltug

'Walk the Walk': Let's discover Tournai/Doornik, old and new, with you and your partner!


Date:14/09/2019
Time:10:00
Location:Doornik - Tournai


Beltug members and personally invited contacts only

 

Tournai/Doornik holds plenty of surprises! Join us, with your partner, as we follow the guide, and discover the city!

 

Each year, Beltug goes ‘all out’ to organise an enjoyable activity that gives you and your partner the opportunity to get acquainted with other Beltug members in a unique, relaxing environment. This year we are pleased to invite you to discover the historic city and sites of Tournai - on foot - Saturday
14 September 2019.

 

Tournai, in Wallonia, is one of the oldest cities in Belgium. The fairly compact historic centre includes beautiful remains from the old city.

 

We’ll meet at the 'Les Fours à Chaux', located five kilometres from the city centre: a site surrounded by green areas and old quarries reclaimed by nature.

 

The old lime kilns are monumental constructions that mark the memory and history of the Tournai region. On the banks of the Scheldt, these remains, now covered with vegetation, are full of grandeur and poetry, despite the bite of time.

 

Then we’ll make our way into Tournai along the towpath, and discover the city.

 

-- Please make sure to register before 31 August! --

 

*Keep in mind that we will be walking on many paving stones, so wear comfortable shoes!

 

 

 

Source: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Chercq_(Fours_%C3%A0_chaux_et_%C3%A0_ciment_naturel).jpg

14/09/2019

10:00-17:30

 

Meet at: 

Les Fours à Chaux, Rue de Calonne, Chercq (Tournai)

 

*see image at bottom of invitation for meeting spot

 

10:00 Welcome (coffee and croissant) and briefing at Les Fours à Chaux

 

11:00 Visit of the amazing site of the lime kilns

 

12:00 Departure in group along the towpath into Tournai

 

We'll make our way in 'surprising' fashion along the 4 kilometre towpath into the city. Once we arrive, we'll enjoy a leisurely brunch before spending about 1.5 hours walking around Tournai with our guide. Then we head back along the towpath to the Les Fours à Chaux site.

 

With all the stories told, we will enjoy a last drink together, before each heading for home.

 

18:00 End

 

Let your curiosity encourage you to participate in this unique event!
Sign up right away as the group is strictly limited in numbers!

 

* You can park on the street. See picture below, with Beltug meeting point at head of footpath marked with yellow arrow ("CHERCQ monument" is a bus stop)