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Bavay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bavay: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The town of Bavay has an important Roman forum and other Roman ruins

Bavay is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bavay. For detailed visitor information see the Bavay travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Quesnoy at 12 km and Maroilles at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bavay, 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 Bavay in Hauts-de-France.

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

Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

Le Quesnoy is best known for the promenade around the...

See Le Quesnoy guide
Maroilles

Maroilles

at 18 km (direction south)

It is the riverside setting and the buildings that...

See Maroilles guide
Solre-le-Chateau

Solre-le-Chateau

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

Solre-le-Chateau is best known for its church with a sloping spire...

See Solre-le-Chateau guide
 
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Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000...

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide
Cambrai

Cambrai

at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

Remarkably for the town that was the site of...

See Cambrai guide
Roubaix

Roubaix

at 61 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Roubaix guide
Saint-Quentin

Saint-Quentin

at 62 km (direction south-west), in the Aisne department

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

See Saint-Quentin guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

Map of places to visit near Bavay

 
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Markets in and near Bavay

Market days in Bavay: weekly market: Friday;

  • Bavay: market Friday (0km)
  • Aulnoye-Aymeries: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Bruay-sur-l'Escaut: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Jeumont: market Thursday (22km)
  • Avesnes-sur-Helpe: market Friday (22km)
  • Beuvrages: market Sunday (22km)
  • Cousolre: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (28km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (28km)

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

Tourist attractions near Bavay, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • l'Avesnois (16km)
  • Scarpe-Escaut (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (18km)
  • Le parc Barbieux (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bavay is in the north-east of France at 64 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Bavay is 191 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bavay

Canton: Bavay

Arrondissement: Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59570

Distance to Bavay

from Lille (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 191 km

from Calais: 155 km

from Nice: 779 km

from Bordeaux: 690 km

from Strasbourg: 344 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfroipret, Audignies, Bellignies, Bermeries, Bettrechies, Gussignies, Hargnies, Hon-Hergies, Houdain-Lez-Bavay, La Flamengrie, La Longueville, Mecquignies, Obies, Saint-Waast, Taisnieres-sur-Hon and Vieux-Mesnil.

This page in French: Visiter Bavay

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