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The ruins of the Citadelle at Doullens

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Doullens




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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