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Beffroi de Douai

Rue de la Mairie, 59500 Douai, France
+33 3 27 88 26 79
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Beautiful hall

The great plus for this belfort is the great hall, with the walls covered in a large painting. This... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Very beautifull site - marvel of architecture

Somewhat hidden behind the city hall, but easy to access through the doors. A must see in this... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Leuven, Belgium
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The visit of the belfry (14-15th) will allow you to discover its rooms and espacially the 62th bells of its carillon which is a real musical instrument. Enjoy a panoramic, unforgettable view of the old Douai from the platform.
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“carillon” (3 reviews)
“bells” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue de la Mairie, 59500 Douai, France
+33 3 27 88 26 79
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The great plus for this belfort is the great hall, with the walls covered in a large painting. This must be a hall from the town hall. Besides, as with most towers, you get an excellent view over the environment. It is nice to spot...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Somewhat hidden behind the city hall, but easy to access through the doors. A must see in this city. Remainder of extensive wealth and ancient culture.

Thank WS_55_60
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As you stroll the square in Arras, it is impossible not to notice the town hall and Belfry. Destroyed by the bombing in WWI, it has been rebuilt and is a beautiful representation of the flemish style. There is a small tourist office inside. We...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

A visit to Douai Belfry opens vistas on 14-16th Century local history, as well as literally lovely views from the tower top.

1  Thank TravelonTom
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Douai Belfry is one of a few dozen across the northwestern corner of France and southern Belgium that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. It boasts one of the world's finest carillons. There are guided tours a few times a day -- usually,...More

Thank TravelonTom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

what a beautiful place ! very interesting to visit..even if a bit hard for the legs ! I had the chance to play a bit of music on the carillon ! a very good experience ..

Thank Genevieve L
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to visit the Belfroi and have our own guided tour, which was just as well as I found the long third flight of steps very claustrophobic and only got half way! My husband and guide went to the...More

Thank WalesJennie
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Even though we couldn't get a chance to go in, it was really beautiful to visit. Douai was such a beautiful town that I want to come back. I couldn't see that much because we arrived late but still it was very beautiful.

1  Thank Einah S
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The belfry was recently renovated and thus a very good experience. It is only accessible by guided tour, so you should be on time for the announced visits (usually 10.30, 15.00 and 16.30). You can even play on some of the 32 bells of the...More

1  Thank Fly_in_Ro
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We knew nothing of Douai, and it was our hosts who recommended the tour of the Beffroi. We assembled (no booking needed) on the ground floor of the building, where there is a small shop and a couple of introductory exhibits. The Beffroi dates from...More

Thank Maggiemay07
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1 June 2016|
Response from Fly_in_Ro | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Be aware that Beffroi the Douai can be visited only with a guided tour at fixed hours. Check their website first. There are 3-4 floors that you can visit - so you can end up your visit at the last one you feel... More