Tournai (Flemish Doornik)
A city in the Walloon part of Belgium, on the river Scheldt, in the province of Hainaut. What distinguishes them is not only beautiful architecture, but also a turbulent history. Tournai already existed in the 1st century BC during the Roman Empire. Back then, it was called Turnacum in Latin. Over the centuries, it was ruled by: kings from the Merovingian and Carolingian families, kings of France, England, and rulers from the Habsburg family. During World War II, the city suffered great damage as a result of bombing by German troops. After the end of hostilities, the damaged old town was carefully reconstructed. Thanks to this, to this day many tourists from all over the world can admire beautiful monuments, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.