What to do and see in Douai, France: The Best Places and Tips

March 10, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Douai in France, from Europe region, is best know for Points of Interest & Landmarks. Discover best things to do in Douai with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Douai

1. Beffroi de Douai

Rue de la Mairie, 59500 Douai, France +33 3 27 88 26 79
Excellent
65%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Beffroi de Douai

The visit of the belfry (14-15th) will allow you to discover its rooms and espacially the 62th bells of its carillon which is a real musical instrument. Enjoy a panoramic, unforgettable view of the old Douai from the platform.

Reviewed By Maggiemay07 - London UK

We knew nothing of Douai, and it was our hosts who recommended the tour of the Beffroi. We assembled (no booking needed) on the ground floor of the building, where there is a small shop and a couple of introductory exhibits. The Beffroi dates from the 14th and 15th centuries, and although the presentation was in French, we found we could understand parts of it - also many of the exhibits have English translations alongside. There doesn't seem to be a lift, and there is one fairly long flight of steps, though the rest of the ascent is well paced. We particularly enjoyed seeing - and hearing - the carillon, which was demonstrated by a performance of two pieces. You also get to see the halls of the hotel de ville. The visit was unhurried, with plenty of time to take photos, and for anyone who wished to ask questions. There are guided visits most days at 10.30, 3.00 and 4.30, and the tour takes just about one hour.

2. Parc de Loisirs Jacques Vernier

Route de Tournai, 59500 Douai, France +33 3 27 95 93 77
Excellent
29%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Parc de Loisirs Jacques Vernier

Reviewed By Nathalie A - Douai, France

parc sympa autour d’un plan d’eau : au choix balade nature, activités ou les deux : parcours accrobranche, tyrolienne, activités aquatiques...

3. Musee de la Chartreuse

130 rue des Chartreux, 59500 Douai, France +33 3 27 71 38 80
Excellent
40%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Musee de la Chartreuse

Reviewed By Hereford - az

Small gem with several outstanding paintings and fabulous sculptures. Easy to park just down the block in public parking area. Just drive past the museum entrance and at the end of the street, past the traffic light , is a public parking area. We drove 45 minues to get there, and did not regret the trip. Save 1-2 hours for the visit.

4. Cinema Majestic Douai

600 boulevard de la Republique, 59500 Douai, France +33 892 23 71 23
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 115 reviews

Cinema Majestic Douai

Reviewed By My59500 - Douai, France

Bon cinéma de proximité mais prévoyez une marge pour les files d'attentes.
Un conseil garez vous sur le parking de la fac en face : plus facile d'en sortir et voitures moins serrées.

5. Arkeos

4401 route de Tournai, 59500 Douai, France +33 3 27 71 18 00
Excellent
30%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Arkeos

Reviewed By Hereford - az

Though not easy to find on our GPS since it just opened last year,, we had to use the street address to locate it. Most of the displayed objects are local, and the text is in French and Englidh, which we really appreciated. Displayed objects were in amazingly good condition, with varied subjects, from early paleolithic subjects, to later food gathering, life styles and jewelry. The staff was very welcoming, and parking plentiful. Good bathroom facilities. Small room with eating tables, with snacks and hot/cold drinks in machines.

6. St Peter's Collegiate Church

Terrasse Saint Pierre, Douai, France
Excellent
41%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

St Peter's Collegiate Church

Reviewed By Peter D - Belgium

Length of 112 m and a width of 42 m with a vaulted ceiling at 25 meters. Huge dimensions for a town of 40,000 inhabitants. Scaffolding on the outside. The inside shows decay, probably from leakages in the roof. All in all impressive and completely deserted, except for one guard.

7. Theatre Municipal

1 rue de la Comedie, 59500 Douai, France +33 3 27 88 87 75
Excellent
60%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Theatre Municipal

Reviewed By jean c

Nous sommes allé à ce théâtre voir la représentation du spectacle de Luchini. L'organisation est bonne, les tarifs peu onéreux et le décor magnifique.

8. L'Arhum

134 rue des Ferronniers, 59500 Douai, France +33 6 23 34 28 64
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

L'Arhum

Reviewed By Arnaud59580 - Lille, France

bon alors pour le cote calme, faut changer d'endroit
c'est "blindé"
par contre cote rhum, honnêtement c'est pas mauvais
(prévoir un sam, pour les retours en voiture)
les cocktails, les rhums arrangés sont préparés et non a base de préparation
une adresse un peu reculée, un intérieur épuré mais confortable
un service souriant
des prix très abordables
un endroit idéal pour passer du temps entre amis
un bel endroit a douai (c'est rare)

9. Parlement de Flandre

Place Charles de Pollinchove, 59500 Douai, France
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Parlement de Flandre

Reviewed By Igor K - Moscow, Russia

Парламент Фландрии занимал это здание относительно недавно и недолго. До того это была городская резиденция аббатства в Маршьене, а сейчас - дворец правосудия. Самый эффектный вид на здание - с берега реки Скарпы: здесь высокие широкие готические арки, ренессансные окна и пристань для речных прогулочных лодок.

10. Porte de Valenciennes

Place d'Haubersart, 59500 Douai, France
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Porte de Valenciennes

Reviewed By WS_55_60 - Leuven, Belgium

Porte de Valenciennes shows the importance of the Flanders region in the 15-19 century. It is an impressive buiding, maybe not a beauty but rather grotesque.

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