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Parc du Rivage Gayant Douai (#1)
France

Located less than a kilometer from the city center, the parc du rivage Gayant is open to the public since summer 2000.

Formerly coal port of the coalmines of Nord and Pas-de-Calais, the site was transformed, after several years of work, in a beautiful park of 21 hectares.
It is divided into thematic gardens with a waterbody of 5 hectares, more than 7,300 plants, a natural area and a marsh where rare birds, indeed very rare, terraces, and a water garden are found.
Depending on your taste and the time you want to devote to the promenade, it is possible to take several courses: a short allowing to discover the various park facilities, an average that includes the natural environment, a long which reveals the wooded atmosphere.

The shot was taken in april 2014, in the beginning of the evening. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

Source : http://www.ville-douai.fr/index.php/Parcs%20et%20randonn%C3%A9es?idpage=71&idmetacontenu=3780 (translated with help of Google Traduction)

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Uploaded: 08/05/2014
Updated: 27/05/2014
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Tags: parc du rivage; park; lake; gayant; douai; france; hdr; enfuse
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