Ardres tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ardres: highlights and tourist information

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Ardres is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 84 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Ardres is 224 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Gravelines at 18 km and Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ardres, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ardres in Hauts-de-France.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Ardres

Markets in and near Ardres

Market days in Ardres: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Ardres: market Thursday (0km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Coulogne: market Monday (10km)
  • Calais: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (18km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Lumbres: market Friday (19km)
  • Desvres: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Ardres, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Ardres, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ardres.


  • Nausicaa - Centre national de la mer (31km)
  • Mareis (45km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (14km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (18km)
  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (30km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (34km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (34km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (34km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (38km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (13km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Saulve (Montreuil-sur-Mer) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (18km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (23km)
  • Cap Gris-Nez (28km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (44km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Loon-Plage (23km)
  • Grande-Synthe (29km)
  • Le Touquet (46km)
  • Saint-Josse (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ardres

Canton: Ardres

Arrondissement: Saint-Omer

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62610

Distance to Ardres

from Arras (prefecture): 84 km

from Paris: 224 km

from Calais: 14 km

from Nice: 889 km

from Bordeaux: 696 km

from Strasbourg: 485 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ardres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andres, Autingues, Balinghem, Bouquehault, Bremes, Campagne-les-Guines, Landrethun-les-Ardres, Louches, Nielles-les-Ardres, Nortkerque, Rodelinghem, Tournehem-sur-la-Hem, Zouafques and Zutkerque.

This page in French: Visiter Ardres