Brillon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brillon in Nord

Photo is of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 7 km from Brillon

Visit Brillon: highlights and tourist information

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Brillon 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 Brillon in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 7 km and Douai at 19 km.

Brillon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Douai guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lille guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Roubaix guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Cambrai guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bavay guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 42 km (direction west-south-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-south-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-east)

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

See Maroilles guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Brillon


Markets in and near Brillon

  • Fenain: market Saturday (8km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (11km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (12km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (13km)
  • Beuvrages: market Sunday (14km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Bruay-sur-l'Escaut: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (16km)
  • Cysoing: market Tuesday & Sunday (17km)

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

Tourist attractions near Brillon, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (6km)
  • l'Avesnois (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (29km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (41km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (5km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (8km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (31km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (15km)
  • Wattignies (26km)
  • Wasquehal (30km)
  • Tourcoing (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (30km)

Geography and distances

Brillon is in the north-east of France at 29 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Brillon is 189 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brillon

Canton: Saint-Amand-les-Eaux-Rive gauche

Arrondissement: Valenciennes

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59178

Distance to Brillon

from Lille (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 189 km

from Calais: 119 km

from Nice: 806 km

from Bordeaux: 688 km

from Strasbourg: 380 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aix, Beuvry-la-Foret, Bousignies, Bouvignies, Hasnon, Landas, Lecelles, Marchiennes, Millonfosse, Rosult, Rumegies, Sameon, Sars-et-Rosieres, Tilloy-Lez-Marchiennes, Wandignies-Hamage and Warlaing.

This page in French: Visiter Brillon