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Douai is the land of the bellfry, and of the giant…

Discover this typical northern town with its rich history and beautiful monuments. There are countless activities and events to keep you busy throughout your stay. If you happen to glimpse a human-like figure towering at 8 metres in height or so, do not panic, these are the local "Gayants"! These giant puppets parade down the city streets every year in July, to the delight (and sometimes fright) of young and old.