Roubaix tourism and travel guide

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Visit Roubaix: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of the large town of Roubaix has several sights of interest

Roubaix is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Roubaix. For detailed visitor information see the Roubaix travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Roubaix include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Roubaix in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 32 km and Douai at 36 km.

Roubaix, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lille guide


at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Douai guide


at 50 km (direction west)

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

See Cassel guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 53 km (direction 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 54 km (direction 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
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 59 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 62 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bavay guide

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

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Markets in and near Roubaix

  • Croix: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (2km)
  • Hem: market Saturday (4km)
  • Halluin: market Saturday (11km)
  • Cysoing: market Tuesday & Sunday (14km)
  • Comines: market Monday (14km)
  • Haubourdin: market Friday (16km)
  • Armentieres: market Friday (21km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Libercourt: market Thursday (26km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (27km)

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

Tourist attractions near Roubaix, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (10km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (2km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (11km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (10km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (31km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (34km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Tourcoing (4km)
  • Wasquehal (4km)
  • Wattignies (14km)
  • Mastaing (44km)
  • Arras (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (11km)

Geography and distances

Roubaix is in the north-east of France at 10 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Roubaix is 213 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Roubaix

Canton: Roubaix

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59100

Distance to Roubaix

from Lille (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 213 km

from Calais: 97 km

from Nice: 836 km

from Bordeaux: 709 km

from Strasbourg: 404 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bondues, Croix, Hem, Lannoy, Leers, Lys-Lez-Lannoy, Marcq-en-Baroeul, Mouvaux, Sailly-Lez-Lannoy, Toufflers, Tourcoing, Wasquehal and Wattrelos.

This page in French: Visiter Roubaix