Douai, in Nord, is a city of some 47,000 residents.
Paris, the national capital, is situated 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Douai, while Bruges is 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the north.
Discover local history by taking a tour of the Centre Historique Minier, one of the main historical museums. Enjoy the center’s fascinating exhibits and view the centuries-old artifacts throughout this peaceful place.
To get inspired, go and see the Ancienne Chartreuse, one of the most loved museums in Douai. Take a self-guided tour, browse the various exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to discover some of the more niche museums in town.
Place d'Armes is one of the most relaxing public places in in the Douai area. It's one of those special places that visitors often return to time and time again.
The Notre Dame Church and the Douai Hotel de Ville, are two more unique sights waiting to delight savvy travellers in in this special part of the world.