Benay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Benay in Aisne

Photo is of Saint-Quentin at 10 km from Benay

Visit Benay: highlights and tourist information

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Benay is situated in the Aisne 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 Benay in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Quentin at 10 km and Noyon at 29 km.

Benay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Quentin guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral in the 'transition' style...

See Noyon guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the Museum of...

See Laon guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Somme department

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

See Peronne guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins and surrounded by a...

See Ourscamp abbey guide


at 42 km (direction south)

In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking a pleasant...

See Soissons guide


at 45 km (direction south), in the Nord department

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

See Cambrai guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

In Pierrefonds village visit one of the most lovely castles in northern France and...

See Pierrefonds guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums, and other interesting historic monuments...

See Compiegne guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Maroilles guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Forest of Mormal guide

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Markets in and near Benay

  • Saint-Quentin: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • Origny-Sainte-Benoite: market Thursday (16km)
  • Ham: market Saturday (16km)
  • Chauny: market Friday (17km)
  • Fresnoy-le-Grand: market Monday (22km)
  • Bohain-en-Vermandois: market Friday (28km)
  • Guise: market Saturday (28km)
  • Noyon: market Saturday (29km)
  • Laon: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Benay, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Benay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (51km)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Coucy (26km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • l'Avesnois (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château (29km)
  • Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre (40km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (52km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (17km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (36km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (42km)
  • Mont Ganelon (47km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Gauchy (8km)
  • Vivaise (24km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (31km)
  • Ebouleau (42km)

Geography and distances

Benay is in the north of France at 32 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Benay is 122 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Benay

Canton: Moÿ-de-l'Aisne

Arrondissement: Saint-Quentin

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Benay

from Laon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 122 km

from Calais: 168 km

from Nice: 738 km

from Bordeaux: 620 km

from Strasbourg: 348 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alaincourt, Berthenicourt, Brissay-Choigny, Brissy-Hamegicourt, Castres, Cerizy, Clastres, Contescourt, Essigny-le-Grand, Fontaine-les-Clercs, Gibercourt, Hinacourt, Itancourt, Jussy, Ly-Fontaine, Montescourt-Lizerolles, Remigny, Urvillers and Vendeuil.

This page in French: Visiter Benay