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Houtkerque tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cassel at 11 km from Houtkerque

Visit Houtkerque: highlights and tourist information

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Houtkerque 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 42 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Houtkerque is 225 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cassel at 11 km and Esquelbecq at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Houtkerque, 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 Houtkerque 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 Houtkerque


Markets in and near Houtkerque

  • Bergues: market Monday (15km)
  • Hazebrouck: market Monday (17km)
  • Bailleul: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (25km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Estaires: market Thursday (28km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Armentieres: market Friday (29km)

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

Tourist attractions near Houtkerque, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (15km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (19km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (23km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (23km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (29km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (30km)
  • Beffroi de Comines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (32km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (35km)
  • Beffroi de Béthune (Belfries of Belgium and France) (39km)
  • Beffroi de Loos (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi de Lille (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (11km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (39km)
  • Le parc Barbieux (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (23km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (24km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Grande-Synthe (25km)
  • Loon-Plage (29km)
  • Tourcoing (43km)
  • Wasquehal (44km)
  • Wattignies (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Houtkerque

Canton: Steenvoorde

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59470

Distance to Houtkerque

from Lille (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 225 km

from Calais: 52 km

from Nice: 872 km

from Bordeaux: 712 km

from Strasbourg: 450 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bambecque, Herzeele, Oost-Cappel, Oudezeele and Winnezeele.

This page in French: Visiter Houtkerque

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