Things to See and Do

The city itself is situated on the bank of river Scarpe which adds beauty to its landscape. There are also several old historic buildings it possesses like the old Gothic style Town Hall and Notre-Dame Church which mirror its glorifying history.

The city is a “must see” for anyone who visits France, considering that there is much to see and do. The following places have earned quite a name among visitors who have been there:

Chartreuse Museum

This is a classic place to visit and have a good time if sightseeing and enjoyment are on your list. The wonders in the city’s past are all enclosed in its wonderful building. It is famous for its eye-catching architectural design. The place has no entrance fee and is available almost daily, except on Tuesday and traditional holidays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Town Hall, Belfry and Carillon

Hike the Belfry and see the whole city of Douai. You can visit this place all year except on Monday mornings. It requires an entrance fee for adults but not for children under 6 years of age.

Boat Ride

Book the famous boat ride of Douai city and experience the diversity in the river banks while riding on an electric boat and traveling through a millennia of the city’s history from within the medieval market town to the eighteenth-century city court.

Opt. for Discovery Tours

Each Sunday during April to September and one Sunday during October to March, the city’s Tourist Office provides a walk through the city by arranging a complete session of hiking through the city and providing the information about the city’s history and explaining the work of art enclosed in corners all around the city. This tour should be availed of by every tourist due to its informative and expressive nature. For more information, tourists can visit the official tourist office.

Parliament of Flanders

If Flanders fascinated you and prompted you to come to the city of Douai, then the Parliament of Flanders should be your first stop. Relive the times of Flanders by visiting all the historic places the Flanders once inhabited such as the Palace of Justice.