Roubaix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Roubaix in Nord

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

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.

Roubaix is situated in the Nord department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north-east of France at 10 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Roubaix is 213 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 32 km and Douai at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Roubaix, 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 Roubaix 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 Nord

Map of places to visit near Roubaix

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

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

Geographical Information

Commune: Roubaix

Canton: Roubaix

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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