Douai's Belfry

An imposing square Gothic tower (1380-1410) 58m high, whose sombre and fierce silhouette is adorned with a collection of small towers, skylights, weather vanes and pinnacles. The chimes (62 bells) sets a rhythm for daily life by playing, on the hours the tune of the Scottish Puritans, on the half-hours a barcarolle, and on the quarter-pasts and quarter-tos a few bars from the tune of Gayant. From the top is a view over Douai and its industrial suburb.

Useful information

Address:

70 place d’Armes, 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

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