The best known feature of Douai it is without any doubt the Belfry and its 62 bells. From the top of this building, you have a unique view over the city. Every year in July Douai's most important festival takes place, the Fête des Gayant. During the grand procession, 5 giants roam the city to greet the inhabitants. In the heart of Douai, you will be won over by the very picturesque old quarters, with their XVIIIth century houses and Marchiennes Abbey.