Cassel tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The town of Cassel is built on the highest hill in the Flanders region and has extensive views

Cassel 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 Cassel. For detailed visitor information see the Cassel travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cassel in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Omer at 17 km and Aire-sur-la-Lys at 19 km.

Cassel, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Esquelbecq

Esquelbecq

at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its...

See Esquelbecq guide
Saint-Omer

Saint-Omer

at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best towns to...

See Saint-Omer guide
Aire-sur-la-Lys

Aire-sur-la-Lys

at 19 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Gravelines

Gravelines

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish...

See Gravelines guide
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Lille

Lille

at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lille guide
Roubaix

Roubaix

at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Roubaix guide
Douai

Douai

at 64 km (direction south-east)

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

See Douai guide
Valloires abbey

Valloires abbey

Abbey at 70 km (direction west-south-west), in the Somme department

Valloires abbey is an 18th century Cistercian abbey with formal gardens to...

See Valloires abbey guide

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Markets in and near Cassel

  • Hazebrouck: market Monday (9km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Bergues: market Monday (19km)
  • Aire-sur-la-Lys: market Friday (19km)
  • Bailleul: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Isbergues: market Thursday (20km)
  • Estaires: market Thursday (24km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (26km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (26km)

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

Tourist attractions near Cassel, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (19km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (19km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (19km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (27km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (27km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (31km)
  • Beffroi de Béthune (Belfries of Belgium and France) (32km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (32km)
  • Beffroi de Comines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (37km)
  • Beffroi de Loos (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi de Lille (Belfries of Belgium and France) (45km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (0km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (14km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (27km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (29km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Grande-Synthe (27km)
  • Loon-Plage (29km)
  • Wattignies (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cassel is in the north-east of France at 45 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Cassel is 216 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cassel

Canton: Cassel

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59670

Distance to Cassel

from Lille (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 216 km

from Calais: 47 km

from Nice: 867 km

from Bordeaux: 701 km

from Strasbourg: 452 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arneke, Bavinchove, Hardifort, Hondeghem, Ledringhem, Ochtezeele, Oudezeele, Oxelaere, Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel, Sainte-Marie-Cappel, Staple, Terdeghem, Wemaers-Cappel, Winnezeele, Zermezeele and Zuytpeene.

This page in French: Visiter Cassel

 
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