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Beffroi

Belfry (LOOS)

  • UNESCO World Heritage


This belfry is a square brick tower built as a projecting part of the town hall façade. It was the first of a long series of works designed by Louis-Marie Cordonnier, a local architect of international renown. Its neo-Flemish architecture is partly hidden under the ivy that covers the first two floors and gives it an unusually pastoral look. The upper part, consisting of four circular turrets dotted with arrow slits and machicolations, is in stark contrast to the base. The whole is crowned by a lantern and a slate roof with a steeple and arrow on top.