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

Reviewed 24 September 2018
London, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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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 24 September 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 10 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank TravelonTom
Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TravelonTom
Reviewed 2 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 ..

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Genevieve L
Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank WalesJennie
Reviewed 12 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.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Einah S
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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