Harnes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Harnes in Pas-de-Calais

Photo is of Douai at 15 km from Harnes

Visit Harnes: highlights and tourist information

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Harnes is situated in the Pas-de-Calais 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 Harnes in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Douai at 15 km and Arras Carriere Wellington at 20 km.

Harnes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nord department

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

See Douai guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 21 km (direction south-west)

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

See Arras guide


at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Lille guide


at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Roubaix guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Nord department

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Nord department

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

See Cambrai guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Les Jardins de Sericourt

Les Jardins de Sericourt

Garden at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

Beautiful garden to visit in the village of Sericourt....

See Les Jardins de Sericourt guide


at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Nord department

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

See Cassel guide


at 56 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Omer guide


at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Nord department

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

See Esquelbecq guide

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Markets in and near Harnes

Market days in Harnes: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Harnes: market Thursday (0km)
  • Billy-Montigny: market Sunday (3km)
  • Courrieres: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Henin-Beaumont: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Lens: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (5km)
  • Avion: market Thursday (6km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (6km)
  • Libercourt: market Thursday (8km)
  • Courcelles-les-Lens: market Sunday (9km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (9km)

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Tourist attractions near Harnes, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (32km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (41km)
  • Parc du château de Sericourt (45km)
  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (25km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wattignies (19km)
  • Wasquehal (30km)
  • Mastaing (33km)
  • Tourcoing (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (24km)

Geography and distances

Harnes is in the north of France at 19 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Harnes is 181 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Harnes

Canton: Harnes

Arrondissement: Lens

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62440

Distance to Harnes

from Arras (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 181 km

from Calais: 93 km

from Nice: 819 km

from Bordeaux: 676 km

from Strasbourg: 406 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annay, Avion, Benifontaine, Billy-Montigny, Carvin, Courrieres, Dourges, Drocourt, Estevelles, Fouquieres-les-Lens, Henin-Beaumont, Lens, Loison-sous-Lens, Mericourt, Meurchin, Montigny-en-Gohelle, Noyelles-sous-Lens, Rouvroy, Sallaumines, Vendin-le-Vieil and Wingles.

This page in French: Visiter Harnes