Fontaine-Au-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maroilles at 7 km from Fontaine-Au-Bois

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Fontaine-Au-Bois 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 Fontaine-Au-Bois in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Maroilles at 7 km and Forest of Mormal at 9 km.

Fontaine-Au-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Maroilles guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bavay guide


at 31 km (direction west)

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first ever tank...

See Cambrai guide


at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Solre-le-Chateau guide


at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Aisne department

In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is a remarkable...

See Saint-Quentin guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Douai guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction south-east), in the Aisne department

The small and rather remote village of Parfondeval is lso very picturesque and centred...

See Parfondeval guide

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Map of places to visit near Fontaine-Au-Bois


Markets in and near Fontaine-Au-Bois

  • Aulnoye-Aymeries: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Le Nouvion-en-Thierache: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Caudry: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Avesnes-sur-Helpe: market Friday (20km)
  • Bavay: market Friday (20km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Bohain-en-Vermandois: market Friday (22km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (26km)
  • Guise: market Saturday (27km)
  • Fresnoy-le-Grand: market Monday (27km)

More information about Fontaine-Au-Bois, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Fontaine-Au-Bois, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • l'Avesnois (15km)
  • Scarpe-Escaut (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (7km)
  • Jardins du château (31km)
  • Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (41km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (31km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (44km)
  • Gauchy (45km)

Geography and distances

Fontaine-Au-Bois is in the north-east of France at 70 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Fontaine-Au-Bois is 171 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaine-Au-Bois

Canton: Landrecies

Arrondissement: Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59550

Distance to Fontaine-Au-Bois

from Lille (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 171 km

from Calais: 156 km

from Nice: 766 km

from Bordeaux: 669 km

from Strasbourg: 343 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Fontaine-Au-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazuel, Bousies, Croix-Caluyau, Englefontaine, Hecq, Landrecies, Le Favril, Ors, Poix-du-Nord, Pommereuil, Preux-Au-Bois, Robersart and Vendegies-Au-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaine-Au-Bois