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Ardres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ardres in Pas-de-Calais

Photo is of Gravelines at 18 km from Ardres

Visit Ardres: highlights and tourist information

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Ardres is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Hauts-de-France region.

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

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!

Gravelines

Gravelines

at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

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

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Scenery at 21 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
Wissant

Wissant

at 23 km (direction west)

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north of France which...

See Wissant guide
Saint-Omer

Saint-Omer

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Omer guide
 
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Wimereux

Wimereux

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Wimereux guide
Boulogne-sur-Mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

The old town with its ramparts, castle and ancient streets are the...

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide
Nausicaa

Nausicaa

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

Nausicaa is a large aquarium and sea life centre and one of...

See Nausicaa guide
Esquelbecq

Esquelbecq

at 32 km (direction east), in the Nord department

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

See Esquelbecq guide
Cassel

Cassel

at 36 km (direction east), in the Nord department

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

See Cassel guide
Aire-sur-la-Lys

Aire-sur-la-Lys

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Montreuil-sur-Mer

Montreuil-sur-Mer

at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montreuil-sur-Mer guide
Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-west)

Upmarket Le Touquet is probably the most popular of the coastal resorts...

See Le Touquet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ardres

 
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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)

Hotels near Ardres

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

Tourist attractions near Ardres, France

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

Aquarium

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Ardres is in the north of France at 84 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Ardres is 224 kilometres from Paris).

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

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