Hondschoote tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Esquelbecq at 14 km from Hondschoote

Visit Hondschoote: highlights and tourist information

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Hondschoote 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 Hondschoote in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Esquelbecq at 14 km and Cassel at 21 km.

Hondschoote, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Esquelbecq guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Cassel guide
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at 32 km (direction west)

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish...

See Gravelines guide


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

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

See Saint-Omer guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lille guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Roubaix guide

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Map of places to visit near Hondschoote


Markets in and near Hondschoote

  • Bergues: market Monday (11km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (18km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (20km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Hazebrouck: market Monday (28km)
  • Bailleul: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (32km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (33km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (33km)

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

Tourist attractions near Hondschoote, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (10km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (16km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (16km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (29km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (32km)
  • Beffroi de Comines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (38km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (39km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (40km)
  • Beffroi de Loos (Belfries of Belgium and France) (51km)
  • Beffroi de Lille (Belfries of Belgium and France) (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (21km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (44km)
  • Le parc Barbieux (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (9km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (12km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (36km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (44km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Grande-Synthe (20km)
  • Loon-Plage (25km)
  • Tourcoing (49km)
  • Wasquehal (52km)
  • Wattignies (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (50km)

Geography and distances

Hondschoote is in the north-east of France at 51 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Hondschoote is 236 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Hondschoote

Canton: Hondschoote

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59122

Distance to Hondschoote

from Lille (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 236 km

from Calais: 51 km

from Nice: 882 km

from Bordeaux: 722 km

from Strasbourg: 456 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Killem, Les Moeres, Oost-Cappel, Rexpoede and West-Cappel.

This page in French: Visiter Hondschoote


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