Gravelines tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gravelines: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Gravelines is situated in the Nord department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north-east of France at 76 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Gravelines is 237 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Gravelines include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Omer at 28 km and Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gravelines, 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 Gravelines in Hauts-de-France.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Gravelines

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

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

Aquarium

  • Nausicaa - Centre national de la mer (47km)

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

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