Things to do in Douai

New to Douai? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Douai

If you're in Douai to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Charles Bertin Park

⭐️ 4.2 (1789)

Parc de loisirs Jacques Vernier

⭐️ 4.3 (1320)


⭐️ 4.4 (884)

Beffroi de Douai

⭐️ 4.6 (679)

Musée de la Chartreuse de Douai

⭐️ 4.5 (461)

Tourist Office

⭐️ 4.4 (138)

Porte de Valenciennes

⭐️ 4.4 (44)

jardin public de la Fonderie

⭐️ 4.5 (15)

End your night in some of the best bars in Douai

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Douai, curated exclusively for you.

Le 32

⭐️ 4.5 (1938)

Price Range: $$$

Au Bureau Douai

⭐️ 4.1 (1440)

Price Range: $$

Le Vintage

⭐️ 4 (1006)

Price Range: $$

Pub Le Saint Georges

⭐️ 4.1 (767)

Price Range: $$

Le Connemara Pub

⭐️ 4 (478)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (387)

Price Range: $

Arthur Bar - Restaurant

⭐️ 4.1 (321)

Price Range: $

La Taverne Du Grand Hacquebart

⭐️ 4.7 (267)

L' Arhum

⭐️ 4.5 (211)

Price Range: $$

A l'Espérance

⭐️ 4.4 (179)

Price Range: $

L ' Art Couest

⭐️ 4.5 (146)

Price Range: $

Pick from the best places to stay in Douai

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Check out these bookable attractions in Douai

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Douai.

City Sightseeing Tour

Self-guided City Trail

Private Tour in a Convertible

Self-guided City Trail Adventure

Battle of Somme Historical Tour

Paintball Experience with Equipment Included

Classic Convertible 2CV Tour with Champagne

Private City Tour in a Convertible Citroen 2CV

City Tour on a Convertible Citroen 2CV

Private Tour of Vimy Ridge and Arras Battlefields

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Douai?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Le 32

⭐️ 4.5 (1898)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Palais Ducal de Douai: Built in the 15th century, the Palais Ducal de Douai is a beautiful architectural masterpiece located in the heart of the city. Here, visitors can explore the king's grand chambers and gardens and even enjoy the scenic views from the terrace.
  2. Walk around the Place Charles III: A great spot to take in the historic sites of Douai, Place Charles III is a popular square that features a plethora of impressive landmarks, such as the City Hall, the Fish Market and St Jean-Baptiste Church.
  3. Explore the Cité Nature: A natural oasis located right in the middle of the city, Cité Nature features magnificent gardens, tranquil ponds and a variety of wildlife. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a peaceful walk.

Douai provides an ideal holiday experience throughout the year, however the most recommendable time to visit Douai is during the spring and summer months of April to September. During these times, temperatures are moderate and warm, perfect for outdoor activities, sightseeing, picnicking and shopping in the Douaisian markets that come alive during this period. Furthermore, visitors are certain to capture the city’s beauty in its vibrant flowers and lush green parks.

Douai is a great city with lots to see and do. The ideal amount of days to spend in Douai is three. Visitors have enough time to explore the historic and cultural attractions in the city's old town, as well as partake in activities such as visiting the local market, exploring the surrounding countryside or cycling around the nearby waterways.

Douai is well served by public transport, with generous options available to residents and visitors. The city has a number of buses and trams, as well as excellent cycling paths which can help you explore the city. For longer journeys, the nearby train station Shippea Hill offers a direct connection to bigger cities in the region.

Douai is a fantastic destination for all families, especially those with young children. Kids can explore the city's beautiful parks and gardens, visit adventure-filled amusement parks, or even take a ride on the old-fashioned Douai train. Take a day trip to the nearby Citadel Château de Douai, where families can explore the castle grounds, check out the artifacts in the castle museum, or take a scenic boat ride along the nearby river.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Douai. To start off we'd have to mention Le 32, Pub Le Saint Georges, L' Arhum. Check out our page on the best bars in Douai.

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