Saracen Enclosure Tower

Tour d'Enceinte des Sarassins in Gembloux

Discover Gembloux's South Tower: a vestige of the medieval past!

Immerse yourself in Gembloux's fascinating history with a visit to the Tour Sud, also known as the Tour du Guet. This emblematic monument is the last vestige of the historic ramparts that once protected the town.

The ramparts of Gembloux: A 12th-century bastion

Built in the 12th century, Gembloux's ramparts were a formidable defense against repeated incursions by enemy troops. Strategically located on the border of the County of Namur, yet enclosed within the Duchy of Brabant, Gembloux was the scene of many historic confrontations. 

Traces of the past

Today, only a few fragments of this great history remain. In addition to the Tour du Sud, you can admire the Tour du Nord, known as the Tour des Sarrasins, and a section of wall in front of the Faculty entrance, all of which bear witness to Gembloux's rich history. These remains, still visible today, invite visitors to explore the town's medieval roots.

We invite you to explore these places steeped in history and discover for yourself the charm and mystery of Gembloux. Each stone in these monuments tells a story of bygone eras, making your visit an unforgettable experience.

Practical information

We invite you to explore these places steeped in history and discover for yourself the charm and mystery of Gembloux. Each stone in these monuments tells a story of bygone eras, making your visit an unforgettable experience.

Belfry contact details

Rue du Moulin, 5030 Gembloux

 

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