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Watten tourism and travel guide

Photo of Watten in Nord

Photo is of Saint-Omer at 10 km from Watten

Visit Watten: highlights and tourist information

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Watten is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Omer at 10 km and Esquelbecq at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Watten, 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 Watten in Hauts-de-France.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best...

See Saint-Omer guide


at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town...

See Esquelbecq guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built...

See Gravelines guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Cassel guide


at 25 km (direction south-east), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

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

The Cap Blanc-Nez and the Cap Gris-Nez are classified as Grand sites...

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 39 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north...

See Wissant guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Wimereux is a seaside town with a fine selection of Belle...

See Wimereux guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The old town with its ramparts, castle and ancient streets are...

See Boulogne-sur-Mer guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Nausicaa is a large aquarium and sea life centre and one...

See Nausicaa guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The historic centre of the fortified town of Montreuil...

See Montreuil-sur-Mer guide
Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Seaside resort at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Upmarket Le Touquet is probably the most popular of the coastal resorts...

See Le Touquet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Watten


Markets in and near Watten

  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Lumbres: market Friday (15km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (16km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (20km)
  • Bergues: market Monday (21km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (21km)
  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (21km)

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

Tourist attractions near Watten, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (18km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (22km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (25km)
  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (25km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (26km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (28km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (38km)
  • Beffroi de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Belfries of Belgium and France) (44km)
  • Beffroi de Béthune (Belfries of Belgium and France) (45km)

National Monuments

  • Column of the Grand Army (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Saulve (Montreuil-sur-Mer) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (20km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (8km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (17km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (34km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (34km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (36km)
  • Cap Gris-Nez (44km)
  • Dunes d'Écault (48km)
  • Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Canche (53km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Bagatelle (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Loon-Plage (18km)
  • Grande-Synthe (21km)
  • Le Touquet (56km)
  • Saint-Josse (56km)

Geography and distances

Watten is in the north-east of France at 64 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Watten is 220 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Watten

Canton: Bourbourg

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59143

Distance to Watten

from Lille (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 220 km

from Calais: 28 km

from Nice: 879 km

from Bordeaux: 698 km

from Strasbourg: 470 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Eperlecques, Holque, Houlle, Merckeghem, Millam, Moulle, Nieurlet, Ruminghem, Saint-Momelin, Serques and Wulverdinghe.

This page in French: Visiter Watten

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