Guesnain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Douai at 5 km from Guesnain

Visit Guesnain: highlights and tourist information

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Guesnain 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 Guesnain in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Douai at 5 km and Cambrai at 22 km.

Guesnain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Douai guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cambrai guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


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

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

See Arras guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lille guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Roubaix guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Bavay guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum...

See Peronne guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maroilles guide


at 68 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cassel guide

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Markets in and near Guesnain

  • Douai: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (8km)
  • Flers-en-Escrebieux: market Friday (8km)
  • Auby: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Fenain: market Saturday (11km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Leforest: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Courcelles-les-Lens: market Sunday (12km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (14km)
  • Henin-Beaumont: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)

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

Tourist attractions near Guesnain, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (21km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (36km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (7km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (8km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (11km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (34km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (13km)
  • Wattignies (27km)
  • Wasquehal (35km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (40km)
  • Tourcoing (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (33km)

Geography and distances

Guesnain is in the north-east of France at 32 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Guesnain is 176 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Guesnain

Canton: Douai-Sud

Arrondissement: Douai

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59287

Distance to Guesnain

from Lille (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 176 km

from Calais: 113 km

from Nice: 802 km

from Bordeaux: 674 km

from Strasbourg: 386 km

Getting here

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

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anhiers, Auberchicourt, Cantin, Dechy, Douai, Ecaillon, Erchin, Estrees, Ferin, Goeulzin, Lallaing, Lambres-Lez-Douai, Lewarde, Loffre, Masny, Monchecourt, Montigny-en-Ostrevent, Pecquencourt, Roucourt, Sin-le-Noble, Villers-Au-Tertre, Vred and Waziers.

This page in French: Visiter Guesnain