Nord-Pas-de-Calais places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. See also our Nord-Pas-de-Calais guide.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Aire-sur-la-Lys

Aire-sur-la-Lys (Pas-de-Calais)

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys is the bailliage, an ornate [...]

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Arras (Pas-de-Calais)

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the centre of Arras very appealing with little clue th [...]

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Arras Carriere Wellington (Pas-de-Calais)

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Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais)

The old town with its ramparts, castle and ancient streets are the highlight in Boulogne itself, while nearby there [...]

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Cambrai (Nord)

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first ever tank batle, Cambrai is very interesting to expl [...]

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Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez (Pas-de-Calais)

The Cap Blanc-Nez and the Cap Gris-Nez are classified as Grand sites de France for their beauty. [...]

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Esquelbecq (Nord)

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its Chateau and church, and visit an important war c [...]

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Gravelines (Nord)

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish in the 16th century and reinforc [...]

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Le Touquet (Pas-de-Calais)

Upmarket Le Touquet is probably the most popular of the coastal resorts in the region, with a lovely beach and wide [...]

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Les Jardins de Sericourt (Pas-de-Calais)

Beautiful garden to visit in the village of Sericourt. [...]

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Lille (Nord)

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an industrial town into one of the most rewarding c [...]

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Maroilles (Nord)

It is the riverside setting and the buildings that remain of the abbey complex that once stood here that form the m [...]

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Montreuil (Pas-de-Calais)

The historic centre of the fortified town of Montreuil is lovely to explore with lots of cobbled streets and shady [...]

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Nausicaa (Pas-de-Calais)

Nausicaa is a large aquarium and sea life centre and one of the top tourist attractions of France [...]

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Roubaix (Nord)

Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of the large town of Roubaix has several sights of interes [...]

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Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (Nord)

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000 years, it is still the spa treatments that attract visitors to Saint [...]

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Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais)

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best towns to see houses built in the Flemish style typical of the [...]

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The Jardin des Lianes (Pas-de-Calais)

A beautiful garden to visit [...]

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Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais)

Wimereux is a seaside town with a fine selection of Belle Epoque villas [...]

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Wissant (Pas-de-Calais)

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north of France which is very popular for surfing and kitesurfing. [...]

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For more information about the region see the detailed Nord-Pas-de-Calais travel guide

 
 

Classified tourist sites to visit in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Listed below are some of the main places and destinations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais that have received 'official' tourist classifications.

Aquarium

Mareis

Nausicaa - Centre national de la mer

Grand Sites of France

Cap Blanc-Nez / Cap Gris-Nez

Heritage Sites

Arras citadelle (Vauban fortifications): Tourist guide

Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi d'Hesdin (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Béthune (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Cambrai (Belfries of Belgium and France): Tourist guide

Beffroi de Comines (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Douai (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi de Lille (Belfries of Belgium and France): Tourist guide

Beffroi de Loos (Belfries of Belgium and France)

Beffroi et hôtel de ville d'Arras (Belfries of Belgium and France): Tourist guide

Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France)

National Monuments

Column of the Grand Army

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Bergues

Fourmies

Gravelines: Tourist guide

Montreuil: Tourist guide

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux: Tourist guide

Regional Natural Parcs

Caps et Marais d'Opale

l'Avesnois

Scarpe-Escaut

Religious Monuments

Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille)

Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes)

Eglise de Saint-Saulve (Montreuil-sur-Mer)

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

La ferme du mont des Récollets

Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine

Le jardin des Lianes

Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups

Le parc Barbieux

Parc du château de Sericourt

Protected historical town centre

Lille: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Cap Gris-Nez

Theme Park

Parc Bagatelle

Towns of Art and History

Arras: Tourist guide

Boulogne-sur-Mer: Tourist guide

Cambrai: Tourist guide

Lille: Tourist guide

Roubaix: Tourist guide

Saint-Omer: Tourist guide

4* Towns in Bloom

Arras: Tourist guide

Boubers-sur-Canche

Boulogne-sur-Mer: Tourist guide

Grande-Synthe

Le Touquet: Tourist guide

Loon-Plage

Mastaing

Montreuil: Tourist guide

Roubaix: Tourist guide

Saint-Josse

Tourcoing

Wasquehal

Wattignies

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc zoologique de Lille