Pontru tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontru in Aisne

Photo is of Saint-Quentin at 8 km from Pontru

Visit Pontru: highlights and tourist information

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Pontru is situated in the Aisne 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 Pontru in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Quentin at 8 km and Peronne at 20 km.

Pontru, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-east)

In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is a remarkable...

See Saint-Quentin guide


at 20 km (direction west), in the Somme department

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

See Peronne guide


at 29 km (direction west), in the Nord department

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

See Cambrai guide


at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral in the 'transition' style...

See Noyon guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins and surrounded by a...

See Ourscamp abbey guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Maroilles guide


at 48 km (direction south-east)

The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the Museum of...

See Laon guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Le Quesnoy guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Forest of Mormal guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 52 km (direction north-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 53 km (direction north-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 60 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Bavay guide

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Markets in and near Pontru

  • Saint-Quentin: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (8km)
  • Fresnoy-le-Grand: market Monday (15km)
  • Bohain-en-Vermandois: market Friday (19km)
  • Ham: market Saturday (20km)
  • Origny-Sainte-Benoite: market Thursday (21km)
  • Peronne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Caudry: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (28km)
  • Guise: market Saturday (29km)
  • Cambrai: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Pontru, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Pontru, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Chateau Coucy (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (20km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château (33km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (9km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Gauchy (9km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (15km)
  • Vivaise (40km)
  • Mastaing (45km)

Geography and distances

Pontru is in the north of France at 48 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Pontru is 132 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontru

Canton: Vermand

Arrondissement: Saint-Quentin

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Pontru

from Laon (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 132 km

from Calais: 151 km

from Nice: 755 km

from Bordeaux: 631 km

from Strasbourg: 360 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Attilly, Bellenglise, Fayet, Francilly-Selency, Gricourt, Holnon, Jeancourt, Le Verguier, Magny-la-Fosse, Maissemy, Nauroy, Pontruet, Vermand and Villeret.

This page in French: Visiter Pontru