DOUAI

Douai is a city of the north of France of 50000 inhabibants it is 30 km away from lille.You may already know this city for different reasons , notably for the Gayant Family (guardians of the city).

Douai is of the most important judicials places of France with the court of and the court of appeal. She's also known in the anglo-saxon countries , because this is here that the english monks have translated the holly bible for the first time in english.
Since then ,this first translation in English of the holly bible make a reference to Douai, and is still famous under the name of "Bible of Douai".The president J. Kennedy took the eath at the time of his establisement on the bible of Douai.

Douai is one of the most beautiful cities of the north,it is worth visiting,in particular for the Belfry (paint by Corot and discribed by Victor Hugo) , the magnificent Flandres parliament and and also the famous cells from whom Vidocq escaped.

Alain-François



" Figures-toi une tour gothique ,coiffée d'un toit d'ardoises qui se compose d'une multitude de petites fenêtres coniques superposées ; sur chaque partie , une girouette ; aux quatre coins une tourelle ; sur la pointe du Beffroi un lion qui domine avec un drapeau dans les pattes et de tout cet ensemble si amusant , si fou , si vivant , il sort un carillon. Dans chaque petite lucarne on voit se dessiner une petite cloche qui fait rage comme une congue dans une gueule ".

Victor Hugo



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