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Douai, located on either side of the River Scarpe, despite the bombing suffered in 1940, has retained its 18C layout and houses which give it the aristocratic aspect mentioned by Balzac in La Recherche de l'Absolu. Although Douai has a sizeable concentration of metal industry plants, it has retained the appearance of a judicial centre, a legacy of the Parliament of Flanders which had its seat here from 1713 to the Revolution, as well as an intellectual centre.

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  • La Chartreuse Museum, Douai Recommended Recommended

    130 r. des Chartreux F - 59500 Douai

    Douai Fine Arts Museum has taken up residence in the former charterhouse, a fine group of 16C-18C buildings. Among the pieces exhibited, don't miss the large-format 16C altarpieces from three abbeys: Abbaye de Marchiennes, Abbaye d'Anchin and Abbaye ..

  • Douai's Belfry Interesting

    70 pl. d'Armes F - 59500 Douai

    An imposing square Gothic tower (1387-1410) 58m high, whose sombre and fierce silhouette is adorned with a collection of small towers, skylights, weather vanes and pinnacles. The chimes (62 bells) sets a rhythm for daily life by playing, on the hours..

  • Law Courts of Douai

    27 pl. Charles-de-Pollinchove F - 59500 Douai

    The entrance façade boasts a central portal with severe lines. On the first floor, the grand chamber of the parliament of Flanders (1762) room is decorated with a huge marble fireplace, Louis XV sculpted wood panelling, a portrait of Louis XIV and al..

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  • Volubilis

    Boulevard Vauban F - 59500 Douai

    The Hotel-Restaurant Volubilis is located in Douai, near the train station and opposite the Gayant Exposition Centre. It offers rooms with flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The restaurant at Volubilis serves traditional, seasonal cuisine. A fi..

  • Inter-Hotel Le Gayant Two stars Two stars

    Place Pierre Brossolette F - 59500 Douai

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    Inter-Hotel Le Gayant welcomes you to the welcoming city of Douai, a place made famous by its belfry and its giants. This fully renovated hotel boasts modern, full-equipped rooms with cable television and a full bathroom. For your convenience, a ..

  • ibis Douai Centre Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Place Saint Amé F - 59500 DOUAI

    Prix Prices from : 60 €

    The Hotel ibis Douai Centre is a listed 18th-century building close to the square and belfry in the heart of the old town. This town-center hotel is close to the TGV train station, the Chartreuse museum and the Gayant Expo exhibition center, and is p..

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