Illies tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lille at 18 km from Illies

Visit Illies: highlights and tourist information

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Illies 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 Illies in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lille at 18 km and Douai at 27 km.

Illies, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lille guide


at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Douai guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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 31 km (direction south-south-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 32 km (direction south-south-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 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cassel guide


at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Saint-Omer guide


at 46 km (direction north-west)

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

See Esquelbecq guide
Les Jardins de Sericourt

Les Jardins de Sericourt

Garden at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Les Jardins de Sericourt guide


at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cambrai guide


at 68 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Gravelines guide

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Markets in and near Illies

  • La Bassee: market Thursday (4km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Beuvry: market Friday (12km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (12km)
  • Estaires: market Thursday (12km)
  • Haubourdin: market Friday (12km)
  • Harnes: market Thursday (14km)
  • Courrieres: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Bethune: market Sunday & Monday & Friday (14km)
  • Grenay: market Tuesday (14km)

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

Tourist attractions near Illies, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (18km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (27km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (32km)
  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (36km)
  • Parc du château de Sericourt (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Les Prés du Hem (16km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wattignies (16km)
  • Wasquehal (24km)
  • Tourcoing (29km)
  • Mastaing (44km)
  • Boubers-sur-Canche (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (17km)

Geography and distances

Illies is in the north-east of France at 18 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Illies is 193 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Illies

Canton: Bassée

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59480

Distance to Illies

from Lille (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 193 km

from Calais: 81 km

from Nice: 833 km

from Bordeaux: 685 km

from Strasbourg: 417 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubers, Auchy-les-Mines, Bauvin, Billy-Berclau, Cuinchy, Douvrin, Fournes-en-Weppes, Fromelles, Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Haisnes, Hantay, Herlies, La Bassee, Lorgies, Marquillies, Neuve-Chapelle, Provin, Sainghin-en-Weppes, Salome, Violaines and Wicres.

This page in French: Visiter Illies