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Belfries of Belgium and France

 Posted by , last edited on November 07, 2013 at 09:42:55

Location Belgium, France
Coordinates N50 10 27.984 E3 13 53.004
Date of Inscription 1999

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/943 )

Twenty-three belfries in the north of France and the belfry of Gembloux in Belgium were inscribed as a group, an extension to the 32 Belgian belfries inscribed in 1999 as Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia. Built between the 11th and 17th centuries, they showcase the Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles of architecture. They are highly significant tokens of the winning of civil liberties. While Italian, German and English towns mainly opted to build town halls, in part of north-western Europe, greater emphasis was placed on building belfries. Compared with the keep (symbol of the seigneurs) and the bell-tower (symbol of the Church), the belfry, the third tower in the urban landscape, symbolizes the power of the aldermen. Over the centuries, they came to represent the influence and wealth of the towns.

Belgium

Flanders

Antwerp

Antwerp
Antwerp City Hall
City Hall
Herentals
Belfry, Herentals
Former City & 'Laken'(Cloth) Hall
Lier
Belfry, Lier
City Hall and Belfry tower
Mechelen
St. Rumbolds Tower, Mechelen
St. Rumbolds Tower of the cathedral
Mechelen
City Hall, Mechelen
Old Cloth Hall with Belfry, oldest part of the present-day City Hall

West Flanders

Bruges
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry known as Halletoren (Tower of the Halls) and [Market] Halls
Diksmuide
Belfry, Diksmuide
City Hall and Belfry
Kortrijk
Belfry of Kortrijk
Belfry known as Halletoren (Tower of the Hall)
Lo-Reninge
Belfry, Lo-Reninge
Former City Hall with Belfry, at present a hotel
Menen
Belfry of Menen
City Hall and adjacent Belfry
Nieuwpoort
Belfry, Nieuwpoort
Grain Hall known as Stadshalle (City's [Market] Hall), with Belfry
Roeselare
Belfry of Roeselare
City Hall, City's Market Hall, and Belfry
Tielt
Belfry, Tielt
Belfry known as Hallentoren (Tower of the Halls), Cloth Hall and Aldermen's Chamber
Veurne
Belfry of Veurne
Landhuis ("country-house", former seat of the Viscounty of Veurne-Ambacht) and Belfry
Ypres
Cloth Hall, Ypres
Cloth Hall with Belfry

East Flanders

Aalst
Belfry of Aalst
Aldermen's House with Belfry
Dendermonde
Belfry, Dendermonde
City Hall with Belfry
Eeklo
Belfry of Eeklo
City Hall with Belfry
Ghent
Belfry of Ghent
Belfry, Cloth Hall and Mammelokker
Oudenaarde
Town Hall, Oudenaarde
City Hall with Belfry

Flemish Brabant

Leuven
St. Peter's Church, Leuven
St. Peter's Church and tower
Tienen
St. Germanus Church, Tienen
St. Germanus Church with Stadstoren (City Tower)
Zoutleeuw
St. Leonard's Church, Zoutleeuw
St. Leonard's Church

Limburg

Sint-Truiden
City Hall, Sint-Truiden
City Hall with Tower
Tongeren
Tongeren Basilica
Basilica of Our Lady with Stadstoren (City Tower)

Wallonia

Hainaut

Binche
Belfry of Binche
Belfry of the City Hall
Charleroi
Belfry, Charleroi
Belfry of the City Hall
Mons
Belfry of Mons
Belfry
Thuin
Belfry of Thuin
Belfry
Tournai
Belfry of Tournai
Belfry

Namur

Gembloux
Belfry of Gembloux
Belfry
Namur
Belfry of Namur
Belfry

France

Nord-Pas de Calais

Nord

Armentières
Belfry, Armentieres
Belfry of the City Hall
Bailleul
Belfry of Bailleul
Belfry of the City Hall
Bergues
Belfry of Bergues
Belfry
Cambrai
Belfry of Cambrai
Belfry of the St. Martin's Church
Comines
Belfry, Comines
Belfry of the City Hall
Douai
Douai's belfry
Belfry of the City Hall
Dunkirk
Dunkirk City Hall
Belfry of the City Hall
Dunkirk
Belfry of the St. Eligius Church
Belfry of the St. Eligius Church
Gravelines
Belfry, Gravelines
Belfry
Lille
Belfry of Lille
Belfry of the City Hall
Loos
Loos Belfry
Belfry of the City Hall

Pas-de-Calais

Aire-sur-la-Lys
Belfry of Aire-sur-la-Lys
Belfry of the City Hall
Arras
Belfry of Arras
Belfry of the City Hall
Béthune
Belfry of Béthune
Belfry
Boulogne-sur-Mer
Belfry of Boulogne-sur-Mer
Belfry of the City Hall
Calais
Belfry of Calais
Belfry of the City Hall
Hesdin
Hesdin Town hall
Belfry of the City Hall

Picardy

Somme

Abbeville
Belfry of Abbeville
Belfry
Amiens
Belfry of Amiens
Belfry
Doullens
Belfry of Doullens
Belfry of the former Municipal Hall, at present the tourist information center
Lucheux
Belfry of Lucheux
Belfry on the remaining City Gate
Rue
Belfry of Rue
Belfry

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