Wattignies tourism and travel guide

Photo of Wattignies in Nord

Photo is of Lille at 6 km from Wattignies

Visit Wattignies: highlights and tourist information

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

Tourist classifications for Wattignies include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Wattignies in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lille at 6 km and Roubaix at 15 km.

Wattignies, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Lille guide


at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Roubaix guide


at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Douai guide


at 31 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
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 39 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 40 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 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cassel guide


at 47 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

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

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cambrai guide


at 55 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Esquelbecq guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Quesnoy guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 65 km (direction east-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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Map of places to visit near Wattignies


Markets in and near Wattignies

  • Haubourdin: market Friday (5km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Cysoing: market Tuesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Hem: market Saturday (12km)
  • Libercourt: market Thursday (12km)
  • Croix: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (13km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (13km)
  • Courrieres: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Armentieres: market Friday (16km)
  • Leforest: market Wednesday (17km)

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

Tourist attractions near Wattignies, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (6km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (13km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (22km)
  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (7km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (18km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (24km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wasquehal (11km)
  • Tourcoing (17km)
  • Mastaing (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (6km)

Geography and distances

Wattignies is in the north-east of France at 6 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Wattignies is 199 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Wattignies

Canton: Seclin-Nord

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59139

Distance to Wattignies

from Lille (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 199 km

from Calais: 93 km

from Nice: 829 km

from Bordeaux: 694 km

from Strasbourg: 405 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avelin, Emmerin, Ennevelin, Faches-Thumesnil, Fretin, Gondecourt, Haubourdin, Herrin, Houplin-Ancoisne, Lesquin, Lezennes, Lille, Loos, Noyelles-les-Seclin, Ronchin, Seclin, Sequedin, Templemars and Vendeville.

This page in French: Visiter Wattignies