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    Beffroi de Béthune

    The very height of Béthune heritage.

    The Béthune Belfry serves both as a symbol of public freedom and, at the same time, serves as one of the last remaining tributes to the Medieval period in the town.

    Built in sandstone in 1388, the Belfry is representative of the shop keeping bourgeoisie.
    Next to the Belfry, the Halle aux Drapes (Cloth Hall) featured all the business transactions and communications of the cloth manufacturers and traders. Destroyed in 1661, this Hall was replaced by living quarters which served to protect the Belfry from bombing in 1918.

    The Belfry, with its bell, has been restored to its former condition. Its chimes provide rhythm to the daily life of Béthune inhabitants.
    Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005, the Belfry was selected by the Regional Council as the logo for the Nord-Pas de Calais region.

    Additional informations

    More information can be found at the Office of Tourism on + 33 (0)3 21 57 25 47

    Transports

    More information can be found at the Office of Tourism on + 33 (0)3 21 57 25 47

    Schedules and prices

    From Thursday 1 May to Monday 30 June 2014 :
        From Thursday to Tuesday from 15:00 to 16:00
        Saturday, Sunday from 16:00 to 17:00
    From Tuesday 1 July to Sunday 31 August 2014 :
        Every day, from 15:00 to 16:00
        Saturday, Sunday from 16:00 to 17:00
    From Monday 1 to Tuesday 30 September 2014 :
        From Thursday to Tuesday from 15:00 to 16:00
        Saturday, Sunday from 16:00 to 17:00

    Admission prices :
        Full price : 3 €
        Reduced price from 12 to 18 years : 2 €
        Children up to 11 years : Free

    Closed on 1 May

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, Metropolitan France, 62-Pas-de-Calais, Nord Pas de Calais, UNESCO, Outstanding Civil Archictecture