Discover the welcoming ambience of the City of Giants.
Welcome to Ath, the City of Giants. Don’t go looking, the size of its inhabitants has nothing to do with it. The giant Goliath and his wife, the horse Bayard and the thirty other Athois giants provide the explanation behind the name. They enliven the city during the Ducasse d'Ath. Folklore which obtained UNESCO recognition for the Ducasse d’Ath celebrations. Ath is a medieval city that has lost nothing of the charms of its thousand-year past. Its majestic Grand’Place, the architecture of the Giants’ House, the Brulant Tower, the Gallo-Roman area will win you over. Ath is an excellent tourist city! Nicknamed “green country”, the region teems with picturesque places that are ideal for daytrips. There are the windmills of the Ath countryside, the towpaths of the Blaton-Ath canal that runs into the Dendre, and the impressive centuries-old farms... And if you have the chance to do so, don’t leave without having tasted Mastelles tart, which you’ll only find at good Athoise confectioners during the Ducasse celebrations, washed down with a cool Gouyasse beer.