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Grande-Synthe tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Gravelines at 13 km from Grande-Synthe

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Grande-Synthe is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Tourist classifications for Grande-Synthe include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Grande-Synthe in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Gravelines at 13 km and Esquelbecq at 17 km.

Grande-Synthe, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Gravelines guide


at 17 km (direction south-east)

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its...

See Esquelbecq guide


at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cassel guide


at 30 km (direction south), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Saint-Omer guide
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at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Scenery at 43 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north of France which...

See Wissant guide


at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Wimereux guide


Seaside resort at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide


at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Nausicaa guide

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Markets in and near Grande-Synthe

Market days in Grande-Synthe: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday;

  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (0km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (2km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Bergues: market Monday (10km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (14km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (29km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Grande-Synthe, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Grande-Synthe, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (5km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (5km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (10km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (13km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (32km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (54km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (15km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (17km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (17km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (26km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (38km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (43km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Loon-Plage (7km)

Geography and distances

Grande-Synthe is in the north-east of France at 68 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Grande-Synthe is 240 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grande-Synthe

Canton: Grande-Synthe

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59760

Distance to Grande-Synthe

from Lille (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 240 km

from Calais: 33 km

from Nice: 894 km

from Bordeaux: 720 km

from Strasbourg: 475 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Grande-Synthe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Armbouts-Cappel, Cappelle-la-Grande, Craywick, Dunkerque, Fort-Mardyck, Saint-Pol-sur-Mer and Spycker.

This page in French: Visiter Grande-Synthe


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