Briastre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briastre in Nord

Photo is of Le Quesnoy at 15 km from Briastre

Visit Briastre: highlights and tourist information

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Briastre 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 Briastre in Hauts-de-France.

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

Briastre, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Cambrai guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Maroilles guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bavay guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Douai guide


at 37 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 43 km (direction east)

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

See Solre-le-Chateau guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Somme department

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

See Peronne guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 52 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


Most Beautiful Village at 67 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aisne department

The small and rather remote village of Parfondeval is lso very picturesque and centred...

See Parfondeval guide

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

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Markets in and near Briastre

  • Caudry: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (17km)
  • Cambrai: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Bohain-en-Vermandois: market Friday (19km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (20km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (22km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Fresnoy-le-Grand: market Monday (24km)

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

Tourist attractions near Briastre, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • l'Avesnois (27km)
  • Scarpe-Escaut (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (19km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (20km)
  • Jardins du château (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (31km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (20km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (34km)
  • Gauchy (41km)

Geography and distances

Briastre is in the north-east of France at 61 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Briastre is 167 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briastre

Canton: Solesmes

Arrondissement: Cambrai

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59730

Distance to Briastre

from Lille (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 167 km

from Calais: 145 km

from Nice: 773 km

from Bordeaux: 666 km

from Strasbourg: 355 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont-en-Cambresis, Beaurain, Bethencourt, Caudry, Inchy, Montay, Neuvilly, Quievy, Romeries, Saint-Aubert, Saint-Python, Saint-Vaast-en-Cambresis, Solesmes, Vertain and Viesly.

This page in French: Visiter Briastre