Victor Hugo described it as the most beautiful belfry in Europe. At 61 metres high, built in 1380, of sandstone, and decorated with a spire featuring the lion of Flanders and 54 golden suns, it is little wonder it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visits are possible every day. Your guide will take you to the top where you can see the 62-bell carillon, still in daily operation, and enjoy the views over the rooftops of Douai and the surrounding countryside. On your way up, you will learn more about the history of the town, the history of the Gayant family and the construction of the belfry.