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Valenciennes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valenciennes in Nord

Photo is of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 12 km from Valenciennes

Visit Valenciennes: highlights and tourist information

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Valenciennes 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 45 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Valenciennes is 187 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 12 km and Le Quesnoy at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Valenciennes, 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 Valenciennes 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 Valenciennes


Markets in and near Valenciennes

  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (2km)
  • Beuvrages: market Sunday (3km)
  • Bruay-sur-l'Escaut: market Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (10km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (11km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (13km)
  • Fenain: market Saturday (16km)
  • Abscon: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (19km)
  • Bavay: market Friday (20km)

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

Tourist attractions near Valenciennes, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (11km)
  • l'Avesnois (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (30km)
  • Le parc Barbieux (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (32km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (16km)
  • Wattignies (42km)
  • Wasquehal (44km)
  • Tourcoing (48km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Valenciennes

Canton: Valenciennes

Arrondissement: Valenciennes

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59300

Distance to Valenciennes

from Lille (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 187 km

from Calais: 135 km

from Nice: 792 km

from Bordeaux: 686 km

from Strasbourg: 363 km

Getting here

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

We have 24 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anzin, Aubry-du-Hainaut, Aulnoy-Lez-Valenciennes, Beuvrages, Bruay-sur-l'Escaut, Curgies, Estreux, Famars, Herin, La Sentinelle, Maing, Marly, Oisy, Onnaing, Petite-Foret, Preseau, Prouvy, Raismes, Rouvignies, Saint-Saulve, Saultain, Thiant, Trith-Saint-Leger and Vicq.

This page in French: Visiter Valenciennes

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