Cambrai tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cambrai in Nord

Visit Cambrai: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first ever tank batle, Cambrai is very interesting to explore with lots of historical monuments and a high quality museum

Important note

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

Cambrai is situated in the Nord department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north-east of France at 53 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Cambrai is 159 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Cambrai include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Quesnoy at 30 km and Peronne at 34 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Cambrai, 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 Cambrai in Hauts-de-France.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Cambrai

Markets in and near Cambrai

Market days in Cambrai: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Cambrai: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (11km)
  • Caudry: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (18km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (19km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (20km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (21km)
  • Fenain: market Saturday (22km)
  • Douai: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)

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

Tourist attractions near Cambrai, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cambrai.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (10km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (38km)
  • Jardins du château (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (16km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (22km)
  • Gauchy (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Cambrai

Canton: Cambrai

Arrondissement: Cambrai

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59400

Distance to Cambrai

from Lille (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 159 km

from Calais: 130 km

from Nice: 781 km

from Bordeaux: 658 km

from Strasbourg: 371 km

Getting here

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

We have 24 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Awoingt, Blecourt, Cagnoncles, Cantaing-sur-Escaut, Cauroir, Cuvillers, Escaudoeuvres, Eswars, Fontaine-Notre-Dame, Haynecourt, Marcoing, Neuville-Saint-Remy, Niergnies, Noyelles-sur-Escaut, Proville, Raillencourt-Sainte-Olle, Ramillies, Rumilly-en-Cambresis, Sailly-Lez-Cambrai, Sancourt, Seranvillers-Forenville, Thun-Saint-Martin, Tilloy-Lez-Cambrai and Wambaix.

This page in French: Visiter Cambrai