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Desvres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Desvres in Pas-de-Calais

Photo is of Boulogne-sur-Mer at 16 km from Desvres

Visit Desvres: highlights and tourist information

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Desvres is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Hauts-de-France region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Boulogne-sur-Mer at 16 km and Nausicaa at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Desvres, 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 Desvres in Hauts-de-France.

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



Seaside resort at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The old town with its ramparts, castle and ancient streets are...

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

Nausicaa is a large aquarium and sea life centre and...

See Nausicaa guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

Wimereux is a seaside town with a fine selection of Belle Epoque...

See Wimereux guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

The historic centre of the fortified town of Montreuil is...

See Montreuil-sur-Mer guide
Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

Upmarket Le Touquet is probably the most popular of the coastal resorts...

See Le Touquet guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north...

See Wissant guide
Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Scenery at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

The Cap Blanc-Nez and the Cap Gris-Nez are classified as Grand...

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Omer guide
Valloires abbey

Valloires abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction south), in the Somme department

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

See Valloires abbey guide


at 40 km (direction east)

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


Seaside resort at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Somme department

Both the beach itself and the resort of Fort-Mahon-Plage are among the...

See Fort-Mahon-Plage guide


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Gravelines guide
The Jardin des Lianes

The Jardin des Lianes

Garden at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

The Jardin des Lianes is one of our favourite...

See The Jardin des Lianes guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

The town of Cassel is built on the highest hill in the...

See Cassel guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pas-de-Calais

Map of places to visit near Desvres


Markets in and near Desvres

Market days in Desvres: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Desvres: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Camiers: market Thursday & Monday (19km)
  • Lumbres: market Friday (21km)
  • Etaples: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Ambleteuse: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (24km)
  • Cucq: market Sunday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Cucq: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Fruges: market Saturday (27km)

Hotels near Desvres

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

Tourist attractions near Desvres, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (16km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (31km)
  • Beffroi d'Hesdin (Belfries of Belgium and France) (36km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (40km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (41km)
  • Beffroi de Rue (Belfries of Belgium and France) (45km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (54km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (56km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (56km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (17km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Saulve (Montreuil-sur-Mer) (23km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dunes d'Écault (17km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (22km)
  • Cap Gris-Nez (27km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (29km)
  • Forêt d'Hesdin (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (35km)
  • Baie d'Authie (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Bagatelle (31km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Touquet (23km)
  • Saint-Josse (25km)
  • Loon-Plage (46km)
  • Boubers-sur-Canche (51km)
  • Grande-Synthe (51km)

Geography and distances

Desvres is in the north of France at 79 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Desvres is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Desvres

Canton: Desvres

Arrondissement: Boulogne-sur-Mer

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62240

Distance to Desvres

from Arras (prefecture): 79 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 31 km

from Nice: 876 km

from Bordeaux: 673 km

from Strasbourg: 485 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Becourt, Bournonville, Brunembert, Courset, Cremarest, Doudeauville, Longfosse, Menneville, Questrecques, Saint-Martin-Choquel, Samer, Selles, Wierre-Au-Bois and Wirwignes.

This page in French: Visiter Desvres

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