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Villeneuve-d'Ascq tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villeneuve-d'Ascq in Nord

Photo is of Lille at 7 km from Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Visit Villeneuve-d'Ascq: highlights and tourist information

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Villeneuve-d'Ascq is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lille at 7 km and Roubaix at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, 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 Villeneuve-d'Ascq in Hauts-de-France.

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



at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lille guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Roubaix guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

Douai has a pleasant old town and one of...

See Douai guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Arras guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cassel guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bavay guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 61 km (direction south-east)

Mormal forest is the largest forest in the region...

See Forest of Mormal guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villeneuve-d'Ascq


Markets in and near Villeneuve-d'Ascq

  • Hem: market Saturday (5km)
  • Cysoing: market Tuesday & Sunday (7km)
  • Croix: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (7km)
  • Haubourdin: market Friday (12km)
  • Libercourt: market Thursday (18km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Halluin: market Saturday (19km)
  • Comines: market Monday (20km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (20km)
  • Leforest: market Wednesday (21km)

More information about Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (7km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (7km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (19km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (8km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (23km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wasquehal (6km)
  • Wattignies (8km)
  • Tourcoing (12km)
  • Mastaing (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (8km)

Geography and distances

Villeneuve-d'Ascq is in the north-east of France at 7 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Villeneuve-d'Ascq is 204 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Canton: Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59491

Distance to Villeneuve-d'Ascq

from Lille (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 204 km

from Calais: 99 km

from Nice: 829 km

from Bordeaux: 700 km

from Strasbourg: 400 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villeneuve-d'Ascq from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anstaing, Baisieux, Bourghelles, Bouvines, Chereng, Cysoing, Forest-sur-Marque, Gruson, Hem, Lannoy, Lesquin, Lezennes, Peronne-en-Melantois, Ronchin, Sailly-Lez-Lannoy, Sainghin-en-Melantois, Toufflers, Tressin, Vendeville and Willems.

This page in French: Visiter Villeneuve-d'Ascq

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