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Esquelbecq tourism and travel guide

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Visit Esquelbecq: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its Chateau and church, and visit an important war cemetery

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Omer at 20 km and Gravelines at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Esquelbecq, 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 Esquelbecq in Hauts-de-France.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cassel guide


at 20 km (direction south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Saint-Omer guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Gravelines guide


at 28 km (direction south), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lille guide


at 67 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Montreuil-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Esquelbecq


Markets in and near Esquelbecq

  • Bergues: market Monday (9km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (15km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (17km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Hazebrouck: market Monday (19km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (26km)

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

Tourist attractions near Esquelbecq, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (9km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (17km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (17km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (24km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (27km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (28km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (39km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (41km)
  • Beffroi de Béthune (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi de Comines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi de Loos (Belfries of Belgium and France) (51km)
  • Beffroi de Lille (Belfries of Belgium and France) (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (10km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (16km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (29km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (30km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Grande-Synthe (17km)
  • Loon-Plage (19km)
  • Wattignies (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (51km)

Geography and distances

Esquelbecq is in the north-east of France at 52 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Esquelbecq is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Esquelbecq

Canton: Wormhout

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59470

Distance to Esquelbecq

from Lille (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 41 km

from Nice: 878 km

from Bordeaux: 709 km

from Strasbourg: 460 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bissezeele, Crochte, Ledringhem, Oudezeele, Quaedypre, Rubrouck, Socx, West-Cappel, Wormhout, Wylder and Zegerscappel.

This page in French: Visiter Esquelbecq

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