Built around 1380, the Douai Belfry is now a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, because, as many Douaisians say, ‘the Douai Belfry is the most beautiful of all!’. Stop for a moment at the foot of the town hall and take the time to admire its imposing stature and the magnificent details that make up its façade. Its sublime spire, consisting of the great lion of Flanders and 54 golden suns, is a real architectural gem.
Discover the guards’ room with its monumental fireplace, venture into the bellringers’ room, where the mechanical and automatic carillon clock is located, and admire the bell room on the third floor, which houses the carillon’s 62 bells, and features in the film ‘Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis’! Finally, climb the spiral staircase’s 196 steps to enjoy a breath-taking view over the City of Giants!