Violaines tourism and travel guide

Photo of Violaines in Pas-de-Calais

Photo is of Lille at 22 km from Violaines

Visit Violaines: highlights and tourist information

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Violaines is situated in the Pas-de-Calais 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 Violaines in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lille at 22 km and Douai at 28 km.

Violaines, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Lille guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nord department

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 29 km (direction south)

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

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Arras guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys is the...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

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

See Roubaix guide


at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Nord department

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

See Cassel guide
Les Jardins de Sericourt

Les Jardins de Sericourt

Garden at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

Beautiful garden to visit in the village of Sericourt....

See Les Jardins de Sericourt guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best towns to see houses...

See Saint-Omer guide


at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Nord department

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its Chateau and...

See Esquelbecq guide


at 46 km (direction east), in the Nord department

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

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Nord department

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

See Cambrai guide
Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Garden at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Somme department

Beautiful garden to visit in the Somme department in northern France...

See Les Jardins de Maizicourt guide


at 68 km (direction north-west), in the Nord department

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish in the...

See Gravelines guide

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Map of places to visit near Violaines


Markets in and near Violaines

  • La Bassee: market Thursday (1km)
  • Beuvry: market Friday (8km)
  • Bethune: market Sunday & Monday & Friday (11km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Grenay: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Bully-les-Mines: market Thursday (12km)
  • Estaires: market Thursday (12km)
  • Lens: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (13km)
  • Harnes: market Thursday (13km)

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

Tourist attractions near Violaines, France

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

Heritage sites

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (31km)
  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (36km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (36km)
  • Parc du château de Sericourt (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Les Prés du Hem (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (23km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (26km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wattignies (19km)
  • Wasquehal (28km)
  • Tourcoing (33km)
  • Mastaing (45km)
  • Boubers-sur-Canche (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (21km)

Geography and distances

Violaines is in the north of France at 28 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Violaines is 190 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Violaines

Canton: Douvrin

Arrondissement: Béthune

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62138

Distance to Violaines

from Arras (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 190 km

from Calais: 80 km

from Nice: 832 km

from Bordeaux: 682 km

from Strasbourg: 419 km

Getting here

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

We have 24 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annequin, Aubers, Auchy-les-Mines, Billy-Berclau, Cambrin, Cuinchy, Douvrin, Festubert, Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Haisnes, Hantay, Herlies, Illies, La Bassee, La Couture, Lorgies, Marquillies, Neuve-Chapelle, Noyelles-les-Vermelles, Richebourg, Salome, Vermelles, Wicres and Wingles.

This page in French: Visiter Violaines