Watten tourism and travel guide

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Visit Watten: highlights and tourist information

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Watten 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 64 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Watten is 220 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

... 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

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

Aquarium

  • Nausicaa - Centre national de la mer (45km)
  • Mareis (54km)

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

Geographical Information

Commune: Watten

Canton: Bourbourg

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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