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Directions and parking


The Mining History Centre is located at Lewarde, 8km from Douai, in the Nord county

Cambrai – Lewarde | 25 km

Valenciennes – Lewarde | 35 km
Lens – Lewarde | 35 km
Arras – Lewarde | 35 km
Tournai (Belgique) – Lewarde | 40 km
Lille – Lewarde | 50 km

Mons (Belgique) – Lewarde | 70 km

Amiens – Lewarde | 90 km

Calais – Lewarde | 130 km

Reims – Lewarde | 170 km

Paris – Lewarde | 190 km

Rouen – Lewarde | 220 km


Coming from Paris (A1) :
Take the Douai exit (N50), and then immediately take the Cambrai exit (D643) and follow signs for Centre Historique Minier.

Coming from Lille (A1) or Lens (A21) :
head towards Douai and then immediately take the Cambrai exit (D643) and follow signs to Centre Historique Minier.

Coming from Valenciennes (A2) :
Head towards Douai then take the Aniche exit (D645) and follow signs to Mining History Centre.

PSatnav location : +50°19 +3°10


TGV station at Douai, daily services from Paris to Douai (journey time: 1 hour 15 mins). TGV services to numerous destinations via Lille.


Lille-Lesquin international airport is 40km away.


Free car parks are provided on site for cars, motorhomes and coaches

If the owners are visiting the centre, motorhomes may be parked during the day (car parks are not equipped with electrical hook-up points or water supplies, nor do they provide waste water disposal facilities).


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