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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lille at 7 km and Roubaix at 9 km.

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France: places to visit and attractions

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 industrial town...

See Lille guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Roubaix guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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 were used...

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 make the centre of...

See Arras guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cassel guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bavay guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 61 km (direction south-east)

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

See Forest of Mormal guide

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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