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Media. Last updated 17th March 2000
"Travellers, tourists! Don't leave
Douai without a box of these exquisite sweets.. Gayantines -
the speciality of Douai!"
Sweets for the local giants!
A shop opposite the Town Hall and belfry makes and
sells the oldest confectionary speciality of Douai -
"Gayantines" named after the town giants, who are pictured
on the souvenir packaging. the sweets themselves have a
milk-caramel shell filled with a soft butter/caramel paste,
in vanilla or chicory (coffee) flavour.
They also make delicious chocolate from carefully
selected cocoa beans roast and ground on the premises.
Amongst their other specialities are "Les Boulets du
Ch'ti" - a fine praline centre covered in chocolate, shaped
like pieces of coal as a tribute to the old coal-mining
tradition of the Douai area.
There's not a lot of room in the shop, so it's not
suitable for a large group - but they make very nice sweets
and chocolate! They also do mail order.
Les Gayantines de Douai.
Various chocolates mixed with
dried fruits, nuts or ginger.
Les Boulets du Ch'ti
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Location: Aux Délices,
68 rue de la Mairie, 59500 DOUAI [opposite Town Hall in
Tel: 00 33 3 27 88 69 19 - Fax: 00 33 3 27 99 06