Somain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Douai at 14 km from Somain

Visit Somain: highlights and tourist information

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Somain 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 Somain in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Douai at 14 km and Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 14 km.

Somain, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Douai

Douai

at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Douai guide
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide
Cambrai

Cambrai

at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Cambrai guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide
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Lille

Lille

at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lille guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 36 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide
Arras

Arras

at 37 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the...

See Arras guide
Bavay

Bavay

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Bavay guide
Roubaix

Roubaix

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Roubaix guide
Maroilles

Maroilles

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maroilles guide
Peronne

Peronne

at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Somme department

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

See Peronne guide

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Somain is in the north-east of France at 35 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Somain is 180 kilometres from Paris).

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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