Helesmes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Helesmes in Nord

Photo is of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 11 km from Helesmes

Visit Helesmes: highlights and tourist information

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Helesmes 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 Helesmes in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 11 km and Douai at 20 km.

Helesmes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Douai guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Cambrai guide


at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Bavay guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lille guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maroilles guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Roubaix guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 42 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


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

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

See Arras guide


at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Somme department

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

See Peronne guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Helesmes


Markets in and near Helesmes

  • Escaudain: market Monday (3km)
  • Fenain: market Saturday (4km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (5km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (7km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (8km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • Beuvrages: market Sunday (11km)
  • Bruay-sur-l'Escaut: market Thursday & Sunday (13km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)

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

Tourist attractions near Helesmes, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (9km)
  • l'Avesnois (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (38km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (9km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (39km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (8km)
  • Wattignies (33km)
  • Wasquehal (38km)
  • Tourcoing (43km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (38km)

Geography and distances

Helesmes is in the north-east of France at 37 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Helesmes is 183 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Helesmes

Canton: Denain

Arrondissement: Valenciennes

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59171

Distance to Helesmes

from Lille (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 183 km

from Calais: 125 km

from Nice: 797 km

from Bordeaux: 681 km

from Strasbourg: 373 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abscon, Bellaing, Denain, Erre, Escaudain, Fenain, Hasnon, Haulchin, Haveluy, Hornaing, Lourches, Marchiennes, Oisy, Rouvignies, Somain, Wallers, Wandignies-Hamage, Warlaing and Wavrechain-sous-Denain.

This page in French: Visiter Helesmes