Aire-sur-la-Lys tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys is the bailliage, an ornate renaissance style building built in 1600

Aire-sur-la-Lys is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Aire-sur-la-Lys. For detailed visitor information see the Aire-sur-la-Lys travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aire-sur-la-Lys in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cassel at 19 km and Esquelbecq at 28 km.

Aire-sur-la-Lys, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 15 km (direction north-west)

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best towns to...

See Saint-Omer guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-east), in the Nord department

The town of Cassel is built on the highest hill in the...

See Cassel guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Nord department

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its...

See Esquelbecq guide
Les Jardins de Sericourt

Les Jardins de Sericourt

Garden at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Les Jardins de Sericourt guide


at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Nord department

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish...

See Gravelines guide
The Jardin des Lianes

The Jardin des Lianes

Garden at 44 km (direction south-west)

The Jardin des Lianes is one of our favourite gardens in this...

See The Jardin des Lianes guide


at 47 km (direction east), in the Nord department

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an...

See Lille guide


at 48 km (direction south-east)

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the...

See Arras guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 48 km (direction south-east)

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

The historic centre of the fortified town of Montreuil is lovely to...

See Montreuil-sur-Mer guide
Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Garden at 53 km (direction south-south-west), in the Somme department

Beautiful garden to visit in the Somme department in northern France...

See Les Jardins de Maizicourt guide
Valloires abbey

Valloires abbey

Abbey at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Somme department

Valloires abbey is an 18th century Cistercian abbey with formal gardens to...

See Valloires abbey guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nord department

Douai has a pleasant old town and one of the most impressive...

See Douai guide
Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Scenery at 58 km (direction west-north-west)

The Cap Blanc-Nez and the Cap Gris-Nez are classified as Grand sites...

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pas-de-Calais

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Markets in and near Aire-sur-la-Lys

Market days in Aire-sur-la-Lys: weekly market: Friday;

  • Aire-sur-la-Lys: market Friday (0km)
  • Isbergues: market Thursday (6km)
  • Lillers: market Saturday (10km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Hazebrouck: market Monday (15km)
  • Auchel: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Marles-les-Mines: market Saturday (17km)
  • Calonne-Ricouart: market Thursday (18km)
  • Bruay-la-Buissiere: market Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Lumbres: market Friday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Aire-sur-la-Lys, France

What to do at Aire-sur-la-Lys? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aire-sur-la-Lys.

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (0km)
  • Beffroi de Béthune (Belfries of Belgium and France) (21km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (26km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (35km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (37km)
  • Beffroi d'Hesdin (Belfries of Belgium and France) (39km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi de Loos (Belfries of Belgium and France) (44km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (44km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (44km)
  • Beffroi de Comines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (45km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville d'Arras (Belfries of Belgium and France) (47km)
  • Arras citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (47km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Saulve (Montreuil-sur-Mer) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (19km)
  • Parc du château de Sericourt (38km)
  • Le jardin des Lianes (44km)
  • Jardins de Valloires (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (18km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (19km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (34km)
  • Forêt d'Hesdin (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (47km)
  • Forêt de Crécy (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Boubers-sur-Canche (41km)
  • Loon-Plage (41km)
  • Grande-Synthe (42km)

Geography and distances

Aire-sur-la-Lys is in the north of France at 47 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Aire-sur-la-Lys is 198 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aire-sur-la-Lys

Canton: Aire-sur-la-Lys

Arrondissement: Saint-Omer

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62120

Distance to Aire-sur-la-Lys

from Arras (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 198 km

from Calais: 51 km

from Nice: 854 km

from Bordeaux: 682 km

from Strasbourg: 448 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Aire-sur-la-Lys from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blaringhem, Blessy, Boeseghem, Estree-Blanche, Ham-en-Artois, Isbergues, Lambres, Liettres, Linghem, Mametz, Mazinghem, Norrent-Fontes, Quernes, Quiestede, Rombly, Roquetoire, Steenbecque, Thiennes, Witternesse and Wittes.

This page in French: Visiter Aire-sur-la-Lys