Elesmes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Elesmes in Nord

Photo is of Bavay at 15 km from Elesmes

Visit Elesmes: highlights and tourist information

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Elesmes 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 Elesmes in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bavay at 15 km and Solre-le-Chateau at 16 km.

Elesmes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Bavay guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Solre-le-Chateau guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Maroilles guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Elesmes


Markets in and near Elesmes

  • Jeumont: market Thursday (7km)
  • Cousolre: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Bavay: market Friday (16km)
  • Aulnoye-Aymeries: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Avesnes-sur-Helpe: market Friday (21km)
  • Fourmies: market Saturday (32km)
  • Bruay-sur-l'Escaut: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)
  • Le Nouvion-en-Thierache: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (37km)
  • Anor: market Wednesday (37km)

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

Tourist attractions near Elesmes, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • l'Avesnois (19km)
  • Scarpe-Escaut (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (26km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Rocroi (56km)

Geography and distances

Elesmes is in the north-east of France at 76 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Elesmes is 201 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Elesmes

Canton: Maubeuge-Nord

Arrondissement: Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59600

Distance to Elesmes

from Lille (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 201 km

from Calais: 168 km

from Nice: 774 km

from Bordeaux: 698 km

from Strasbourg: 331 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assevent, Bersillies, Bettignies, Boussois, Cerfontaine, Colleret, Gognies-Chaussee, Louvroil, Mairieux, Marpent, Maubeuge, Recquignies, Rousies, Vieux-Reng and Villers-Sire-Nicole.

This page in French: Visiter Elesmes