Machiel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Machiel: highlights and tourist information

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Machiel is situated in the Somme department and Picardy region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 60 kilometres from Amiens, the department capital (general information: Machiel is 161 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Valloires abbey at 10 km and Le Crotoy at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Machiel, 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 Machiel 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 Somme

Map of places to visit near Machiel

Markets in and near Machiel

  • Rue: market Saturday (11km)
  • Le Crotoy: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: market Sunday (17km)
  • Abbeville: market Thursday & Saturday (17km)
  • Hesdin: market Thursday (19km)
  • Berck: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (24km)
  • Cayeux-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Cucq: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Cucq: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Etaples: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)

More information about Machiel, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Machiel, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Machiel.


  • Mareis (31km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Rue (Belfries of Belgium and France) (11km)
  • Beffroi de Saint-Riquier (Belfries of Belgium and France) (17km)
  • Beffroi d'Abbeville (Belfries of Belgium and France) (18km)
  • Beffroi d'Hesdin (Belfries of Belgium and France) (19km)
  • Beffroi de Doullens (Belfries of Belgium and France) (39km)
  • Beffroi de Lucheux (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi d'Amiens (Belfries of Belgium and France) (53km)
  • Amiens Cathedral (54km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (58km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Saulve (Montreuil-sur-Mer) (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Valloires (9km)
  • Le jardin des Lianes (16km)
  • Herbarium des remparts (16km)
  • Jardin du château de Maizicourt (23km)
  • Parc et roseraie du château de Rambures (34km)
  • Parc du château de Sericourt (35km)
  • Le clos Alexandre (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Crécy (4km)
  • Parc du Marquenterre (18km)
  • Pointe du Hourdel (19km)
  • Forêt d'Hesdin (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Somme (21km)
  • Baie d'Authie (22km)
  • Hable-d'Ault (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (35km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (47km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Bagatelle (24km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Forest-l'Abbaye (7km)
  • Saint-Josse (25km)
  • Boubers-sur-Canche (29km)
  • Le Touquet (32km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Machiel

Canton: Rue

Arrondissement: Abbeville

Department: Somme

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 80150

Distance to Machiel

from Amiens (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 161 km

from Calais: 76 km

from Nice: 838 km

from Bordeaux: 630 km

from Strasbourg: 467 km

Getting here

Machiel is in the north of France. Most visitors take a a cross-channel ferry to a nearby port such as Dieppe or Boulogne or the channel tunnel to Calais. For driving distances to Machiel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernay-en-Ponthieu, Crecy-en-Ponthieu, Ligescourt, Machy, Ponches-Estruval, Regniere-Ecluse, Vironchaux and Vron.

This page in French: Visiter Machiel