Douai tourism and travel guide

Photo of Douai in Nord

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

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.

Douai is situated in the Nord department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north-east of France at 30 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Douai is 176 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

Map of places to visit near Douai

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

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)

Geography and distances

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