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Douai Belfry in the town centre

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We visited the old town of Douai on our way back from the city of Arras is about 16 miles away and well worth a visit. So is the battlefield and museum at Vimy Ridge

Douai was badly damaged in both World Wars luckily the large Gothic bellfry is still there on rue de la Mairie. The bells ring every 15 mins. You can see the belfry in the first photo. We visited the town just before Christmas 2008 to see the Christmas market on Place d`Armes

  • The market was on from the 14th to the 18th December There were about 40 stalls and a marque. There is also a twice weekly market Wednesday morning Place Carnot Saturday morning Place St Ame and Place du Barlet.Places to eat in the town

    Place d`Armes.

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    Douai has a easy to walk round town centre starting at Place d`Armes. The streets off are packed with shops and cafe bars.

    Douai Place d`Armes and Bread shop

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    The Wife shopping again

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    Ibis Hotel Douai

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    The Ibis Douai Centre hotel is located in a listed 18th century monument in the heart of the historic town centre of Douai.

    The hotel is close to the Music Conservatorium and the library and just 200 m from the Bellfry.

    Book one of our 42 rooms and benefit from use of our hotel facilities,

    3 meeting rooms for organising seminars and conferences,

    a bar serving snacks 24 hours

    and private undercover parking as well as outdoor parking.

    Business guests will appreciate use of wireless Internet access.

    Ibis Douai Centre Hotel

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    Douai places to see the old buildings along the River Scarpe.The town is built between the river and a canal. There are boat trips in summer on both. It was to cold to hang around so we will have to go back in summer

    Douai Christmas Market

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    We bought a few small Christmas presents and some hand painted glass Christmas tree decoration.

    Douai Christmas decoration picture

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