Gravelines tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish in the 16th century and reinforced by Vauban in the 17th century

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

Tourist classifications for Gravelines include "recommended detour".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Omer at 28 km and Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 30 km.

Gravelines, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Esquelbecq guide


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

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

See Saint-Omer guide
Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

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

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

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cassel guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Wissant guide


at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


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

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

See Wimereux guide


Seaside resort at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide


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

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

See Nausicaa guide

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

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Markets in and near Gravelines

Market days in Gravelines: weekly market: Sunday & Friday;

  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (2km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (13km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (15km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (18km)
  • Coulogne: market Monday (18km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Calais: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (20km)

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

Tourist attractions near Gravelines, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (0km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (18km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (18km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (19km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (22km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (46km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (51km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Bergues (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (5km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (28km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (30km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (33km)
  • Cap Gris-Nez (40km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Loon-Plage (6km)
  • Grande-Synthe (13km)

Geography and distances

Gravelines is in the north-east of France at 76 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Gravelines is 237 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gravelines

Canton: Gravelines

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59820

Distance to Gravelines

from Lille (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 237 km

from Calais: 20 km

from Nice: 897 km

from Bordeaux: 713 km

from Strasbourg: 484 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourbourg, Grand-Fort-Philippe, Oye-Plage, Saint-Folquin, Saint-Georges-sur-l'Aa and Saint-Omer-Capelle.

This page in French: Visiter Gravelines