Potelle tourism and travel guide

Photo of Potelle in Nord

Photo is of Le Quesnoy at 3 km from Potelle

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Potelle 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 Potelle in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Quesnoy at 3 km and Forest of Mormal at 7 km.

Potelle, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 3 km (direction west)

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 7 km (direction south-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bavay guide


at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Maroilles guide


at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 31 km (direction east)

Solre-le-Chateau is best known for its church with a sloping spire and the town...

See Solre-le-Chateau guide


at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Cambrai guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Douai guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Aisne department

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

See Saint-Quentin guide


at 60 km (direction north-west)

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

See Roubaix guide


at 61 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lille guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

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Markets in and near Potelle

  • Bavay: market Friday (10km)
  • Aulnoye-Aymeries: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Bruay-sur-l'Escaut: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Beuvrages: market Sunday (19km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (21km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (22km)
  • Avesnes-sur-Helpe: market Friday (23km)
  • Caudry: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)

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

Tourist attractions near Potelle, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • l'Avesnois (17km)
  • Scarpe-Escaut (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (14km)
  • Jardins du château (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (46km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (51km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (63km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (27km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (50km)
  • Wattignies (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (62km)

Geography and distances

Potelle is in the north-east of France at 61 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Potelle is 182 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Potelle

Canton: Quesnoy-Est

Arrondissement: Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59530

Distance to Potelle

from Lille (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 182 km

from Calais: 150 km

from Nice: 777 km

from Bordeaux: 680 km

from Strasbourg: 348 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfroipret, Beaudignies, Bermeries, Frasnoy, Ghissignies, Gommegnies, Jolimetz, Le Quesnoy, Locquignol, Louvignies-Quesnoy, Orsinval, Preux-Au-Sart, Raucourt-Au-Bois, Ruesnes, Villereau, Villers-Pol and Wargnies-le-Petit.

This page in French: Visiter Potelle