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Visite.org 59500 Douai (Nord)
Open website http://www.ville-douai.fr/ The first settlement in Douai dates back to the 7th century and the town was granted a charter by the Count of Flanders in 1188. It is famous for cloth trade, which developed along the river Scarpe from the 12th century. Belonging successively to Flanders, Burgundy and the Spanish Netherlands, Douai was annexed to France by Louis XIV in 1667. When the cloth industry started to decline in the 1560s, the town magistrates asked for a university to be built. The town still acts as Court of Appeal for the region and has the highest number of lawyers of any city in Northern France. It was damaged during both World Wars but still boasts impressive 18th century architecture. Today, Douai is most famous for its giants, the Gayant family, who go on procession round the town on the first Sunday following the 5th of July every year.
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