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Douai is a spiritual experience so if you are not that way inclined then I am not sure of the value in travelling a long distance to look at the building. There is no coffee shop or restaurant for casual visitors. The best way to...More
Just stayed for a night here as wanted to experience the Abbey and attend the services. Enjoyed vespers and matins with the beautiful singing, a very peaceful calming place.
Accomodation is comfortable and food good. We chose to eat supper with the monks which was...More
Booked a day here, to include lunch and really enjoyed it. Had a chat prearranged with one of the monks.
It was a peaceful tranquil place and the lunch was lovely. You could have lunch with the monks or in the cafeteria, I decided to...More
Our family come here sometimes for Sunday mass. I always find this place full of peace and calmness. I have never had any chance to attend workshop or retreat, however my wife does go there for concerts, which she cannot praise high enough, so I...More
I was here for 2 days on a training course and stayed overnight. The abbey is impressive and lovely to listen to the chanting. The conference facilities are good. The accommodation is simple yet clean and comfortable. At night the whole area is so quiet...More
My daughter played in a concert here and I was really charmed by the Abbey. A beautiful place to visit and imbibe the atmosphere. Quiet and tranquil.
If you are more active you can take in some of the local walks.
Spent a day here. Tranquil,place. Food was lovely.
I spent time in the library room and gardens.
I had lunch with the monks and that was a lovely experience, very quiet.
Could have had dinner in the restaurant, there is a choice as to where...More