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Somain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Somain: highlights and tourist information

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Somain 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 35 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Somain is 180 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Douai at 14 km and Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Somain, 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 Somain 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 Somain

Markets in and near Somain

  • Fenain: market Saturday (2km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (3km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (5km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (9km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (10km)
  • Douai: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Flers-en-Escrebieux: market Friday (16km)
  • Beuvrages: market Sunday (16km)

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

Tourist attractions near Somain, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (13km)
  • l'Avesnois (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (36km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (5km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (7km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (36km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (6km)
  • Wattignies (30km)
  • Wasquehal (36km)
  • Tourcoing (41km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Somain

Canton: Marchiennes

Arrondissement: Douai

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59490

Distance to Somain

from Lille (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 180 km

from Calais: 120 km

from Nice: 799 km

from Bordeaux: 678 km

from Strasbourg: 378 km

Getting here

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

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abscon, Aniche, Auberchicourt, Bruille-Lez-Marchiennes, Ecaillon, Emerchicourt, Erre, Escaudain, Fenain, Helesmes, Hornaing, Lourches, Marchiennes, Masny, Pecquencourt, Rieulay, Roeulx, Vred, Wandignies-Hamage and Warlaing.

This page in French: Visiter Somain

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