Avesnes-le-Sec tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cambrai at 15 km from Avesnes-le-Sec

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Avesnes-le-Sec is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Avesnes-le-Sec in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cambrai at 15 km and Le Quesnoy at 18 km.

Avesnes-le-Sec, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first ever tank...

See Cambrai guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 18 km (direction east)

Le Quesnoy is best known for the promenade around the impressive ramparts that surround...

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000 years, it is still the...

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Douai guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 26 km (direction east)

Mormal forest is the largest forest in the region and has hundreds of kilometres...

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

It is the riverside setting and the buildings that remain of the abbey complex...

See Maroilles guide


at 30 km (direction east)

The town of Bavay has an important Roman forum and other Roman ruins...

See Bavay guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 43 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Arras guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aisne department

In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is a remarkable...

See Saint-Quentin guide


at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum commemorating life...

See Peronne guide


at 49 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lille guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-west)

Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of the large town of...

See Roubaix guide

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Markets in and near Avesnes-le-Sec

  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (6km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (6km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (9km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (10km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (13km)
  • Cambrai: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Fenain: market Saturday (14km)
  • Caudry: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)

More information about Avesnes-le-Sec, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Avesnes-le-Sec, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (21km)
  • l'Avesnois (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (30km)
  • Jardins du château (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (8km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (35km)
  • Wattignies (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (49km)

Geography and distances

Avesnes-le-Sec is in the north-east of France at 49 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Avesnes-le-Sec is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Avesnes-le-Sec

Canton: Bouchain

Arrondissement: Valenciennes

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59296

Distance to Avesnes-le-Sec

from Lille (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 133 km

from Nice: 785 km

from Bordeaux: 671 km

from Strasbourg: 366 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Avesnes-le-Sec from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouchain, Douchy-les-Mines, Estrun, Haspres, Hordain, Iwuy, Lieu-Saint-Amand, Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon, Montrecourt, Naves, Neuville-sur-Escaut, Noyelles-sur-Selle, Rieux-en-Cambresis, Saint-Aubert, Saulzoir, Thun-Saint-Martin and Villers-en-Cauchies.

This page in French: Visiter Avesnes-le-Sec