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.
Address:Rue de la Mairie, 59500 Douai
Phone:+33 3 27 88 26 79
Price:6 € (-6 years old 4 €)
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