Avelin tourism and travel guide

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Visit Avelin: highlights and tourist information

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Avelin is situated in the Nord department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north-east of France at 11 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Avelin is 194 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lille at 11 km and Roubaix at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avelin, 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 Avelin 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 Nord

Map of places to visit near Avelin

Markets in and near Avelin

  • Libercourt: market Thursday (8km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (10km)
  • Cysoing: market Tuesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Haubourdin: market Friday (11km)
  • Leforest: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Courrieres: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Auby: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Courcelles-les-Lens: market Sunday (14km)
  • Hem: market Saturday (15km)

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

Tourist attractions near Avelin, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (11km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (17km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (28km)
  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (16km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (18km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (20km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wattignies (6km)
  • Wasquehal (15km)
  • Tourcoing (21km)
  • Mastaing (31km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (11km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avelin

Canton: Pont-à-Marcq

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59710

Distance to Avelin

from Lille (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 194 km

from Calais: 98 km

from Nice: 823 km

from Bordeaux: 690 km

from Strasbourg: 401 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Attiches, Ennevelin, Fretin, Houplin-Ancoisne, La Neuville, Lesquin, Merignies, Noyelles-les-Seclin, Phalempin, Seclin, Templemars, Tourmignies, Vendeville, Wahagnies and Wattignies.

This page in French: Visiter Avelin