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Beffroi

Belfry (AIRE-SUR-LA-LYS)

  • UNESCO World Heritage


This belfry, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, was built in the 18th century in a square Baroque style. It stands behind the town hall, to which it is connected and onto which it communicates. Supported by four large pillars, it has seven floors, some of them made of brick, others of stone. On the fourth flour are two colossal bells, the "Bancloque" and the "Vigneron". Above them is a carillon of fourteen bells that chime out popular melodies every quarter hour. Up at the top of the 236 steps, you can enjoy an impressive view.