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Douai tourism and travel guide

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Visit Douai: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Douai has a pleasant old town and one of the most impressive belfries in France

Douai is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Douai. For detailed visitor information see the Douai travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arras at 24 km and Cambrai at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Douai, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Douai in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide
Arras

Arras

at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make...

See Arras guide
Cambrai

Cambrai

at 25 km (direction south-east)

Remarkably for the town that was the site of...

See Cambrai guide
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000 years, it is...

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide
 
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Lille

Lille

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an...

See Lille guide
Roubaix

Roubaix

at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of...

See Roubaix guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

Le Quesnoy is best known for the promenade around the impressive...

See Le Quesnoy guide
Peronne

Peronne

at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum...

See Peronne guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

Mormal forest is the largest forest in the region and...

See Forest of Mormal guide
Maroilles

Maroilles

at 55 km (direction east-south-east)

It is the riverside setting and the buildings that remain of the...

See Maroilles guide
Aire-sur-la-Lys

Aire-sur-la-Lys

at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Cassel

Cassel

at 64 km (direction north-west)

The town of Cassel is built on the highest...

See Cassel guide

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Markets in and near Douai

Market days in Douai: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Douai: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Flers-en-Escrebieux: market Friday (3km)
  • Auby: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Courcelles-les-Lens: market Sunday (7km)
  • Leforest: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Henin-Beaumont: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (13km)
  • Billy-Montigny: market Sunday (13km)
  • Libercourt: market Thursday (13km)
  • Courrieres: market Wednesday (14km)

More information about Douai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Douai, France

What to do at Douai? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Douai.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (3km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (12km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (14km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (31km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (18km)
  • Wattignies (25km)
  • Wasquehal (34km)
  • Tourcoing (40km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Douai is in the north-east of France at 30 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Douai is 176 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Douai

Canton: Douai

Arrondissement: Douai

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59500

Distance to Douai

from Lille (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 176 km

from Calais: 108 km

from Nice: 806 km

from Bordeaux: 673 km

from Strasbourg: 391 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Douai from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anhiers, Auby, Brebieres, Corbehem, Courcelles-les-Lens, Courchelettes, Cuincy, Dechy, Esquerchin, Ferin, Flers-en-Escrebieux, Goeulzin, Guesnain, Lambres-Lez-Douai, Lauwin-Planque, Raches, Roost-Warendin, Roucourt, Sin-le-Noble and Waziers.

This page in French: Visiter Douai

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