Genech tourism and travel guide

Photo of Genech in Nord

Photo is of Lille at 16 km from Genech

Visit Genech: highlights and tourist information

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Genech 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 Genech in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lille at 16 km and Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 18 km.

Genech, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lille guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Roubaix guide


at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Douai guide


at 41 km (direction south)

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

See Cambrai guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that were used...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the centre of...

See Arras guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bavay guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 52 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 59 km (direction south-east)

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

See Maroilles guide

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

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Markets in and near Genech

  • Cysoing: market Tuesday & Sunday (4km)
  • Hem: market Saturday (14km)
  • Leforest: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Libercourt: market Thursday (16km)
  • Croix: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Auby: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Flers-en-Escrebieux: market Friday (18km)
  • Haubourdin: market Friday (19km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (19km)
  • Courcelles-les-Lens: market Sunday (19km)

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

Tourist attractions near Genech, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (18km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (16km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (17km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (29km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (17km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (18km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wattignies (13km)
  • Wasquehal (17km)
  • Tourcoing (22km)
  • Mastaing (26km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (17km)

Geography and distances

Genech is in the north-east of France at 16 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Genech is 196 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genech

Canton: Cysoing

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59242

Distance to Genech

from Lille (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 196 km

from Calais: 106 km

from Nice: 819 km

from Bordeaux: 694 km

from Strasbourg: 392 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aix, Bachy, Bersee, Bourghelles, Bouvines, Cappelle-en-Pevele, Cobrieux, Cysoing, Ennevelin, Fretin, Louvil, Nomain, Orchies, Peronne-en-Melantois, Templeuve and Wannehain.

This page in French: Visiter Genech