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Beautiful little place to spend a whole day or just a afternoon. Very picturess town. Enjoyable. If... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
London, United Kingdom

The place and the surrounding are excellent especially for taking pictures and take a stroll with... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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23 Sep 2018
8 Aug 2018
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rue de la Mairie, 59500 Douai, France
+33 3 27 88 26 79
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Reviewed October 12, 2014

We knew nothing about this town so discovering it was wonderful. The Tourist Office provides a very detailed free self-guided walking tour of the old town. Our purpose was to visit the Canadian War Monument in Vimy and this town, at the time, had the...More

2  Thank HelencTorontO
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Beautiful little place to spend a whole day or just a afternoon. Very picturess town. Enjoyable. If you in Tournai or Lille, then I would recommend a visit to this city.

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The place and the surrounding are excellent especially for taking pictures and take a stroll with family

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Reviewed August 3, 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 June 6, 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.

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Reviewed April 13, 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 April 9, 2017

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

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Reviewed April 9, 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

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Reviewed March 1, 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 June 15, 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

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Reviewed February 11, 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.

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June 1, 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