Oudenaarde is a provincial town with a global reputation. Located on the Scheldt’s left bank, it rejoices in an impressive history. Highlights include Oudenaarde’s late-Gothic town hall with its Cloth Hall and famous tapestries, its Beguinage and MOU municipal museum. This gem of the Flemish Ardennes is also a cycling Mecca. For a century now, its undulating roads, cobblestones and hills have played crucial roles in Flanders’ spring classics. The Tour of Flanders Centre covers this extensive history from start to finish.