Douai's Belfry

Climb to the top of this bell tower (1410) to the 40m-high platform. The tower's spire (58m) sports a collection of turrets, skylights, weathervanes and pinnacles. The 62-bell peal rhythms daily life by playing, on the hours, the tune of the Scottish Puritans, on the half-hours a barcarolle, and on the quarter-hours, a few bars of the Gayant tune. From the top is a view over Douai and its industrial suburb.

Useful information

Address:

Rue de la Mairie, 59500 Douai

Phone:

+33 3 27 88 26 79

Price:

6 € (-6 years old 4 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10.30am, 11.30am, 3pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm; rest of year: 10.30am, 11.30am, 3pm and 4.30pm, Mon (except Bank Hols) 3pm and 4.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec

Nearby tourist attractions

Law Courts of Douai Law Courts of Douai
Law Courts of Douai
Douai
0:15
La Scarpe Wharves
La Scarpe Wharves
Douai
0:15
La Chartreuse Museum, Douai La Chartreuse Museum, Douai
La Chartreuse Museum, Douai
Douai
2:00
Lewarde Mining Heritage Centre Lewarde Mining Heritage Centre
Lewarde Mining Heritage Centre
Lewarde
2:00