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The ruins of the Citadelle at Doullens

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We arrived in the old town of Doullens quite by chance we had been visiting the battlefields of the Somme. The car sat nav took us here on the way back to Inxent our holiday base.

Doullens is about 20 miles from the city of Amiens in the Picardy region. The town is built on the banks of the river Authie. The town has a lot of WWl history it was a Casualty Clearing Station. You can visit the town hall free entrance and see the room and table where General Foch was given overall command of the allied forces on the western front. The town was bombed and occupied by the Germans in the second World War.

The centre of Doullens


Doullens street

The river Authie and a local Restaurant

river Authie

doullens street 1 picture

When we arrived in the town we parked in the main car park right next to the ruins of Saint-Pierre, the 13th century church. There is also a market there once a week. Most of the shopping streets feed off the car park there is a good mix of shops and cafe bars. We saw a sign for the promenade which turned out to be a nice walkway on the banks of the river Authie through a park.


The belfry and the town hall

 Doullens picture

 Doullens street 2 picture

You can see the 17th century belfry in the photo there is a Tourist office in the building

The ruins of Saint-Pierre, the 13th century church.

 Doullens strett 3 picture

 Doullens 13 century church picture

Take a drive with us round the town

Google street map of the town

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This large 2-bedroom apartment is a delight to come home to after a long days sightseeing and window shopping. Located on the first floor (2nd floor for North Americans), with a lift, the apartment overlooks rue Custine, one of the most interesting street in Paris to walk through.

Though facing the street, the double-glazed windows give you excellent insulation against any daily passerby.

The apartment has been tastefully decorated in vibrant colors, which catch the natural light streaming into the apartment. As the view is not obstructed closely by another building in front, you benefit from the sunlight and can enjoy your morning breakfast a the wooden dinning table which extends to seat 6.

In the living room you will find a sofa bed that sleeps two. We also have installed a flat screen TV with cable (as well as a dvd player and some dvd's) and have high speed internet access for your laptop computers so you can remain in touch. We also provide you with a Mac Computer in the apartment, a free Phone during your stay and a Bose bluetooth station.


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