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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pas-de-Calais

Achicourt - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pas-de-Calais

Second city of the Arras urban community, with more than 8000 inhabitants, Achicourt is south of Arras. The people of the town call the Achicouriens and Achicouriennes.

Vegetable by his former vocation, Achicourt has retained its identity with the Pre Bassure and natural preservation zones having also a function of hydrometric creek Crinchon buffers during heavy rains. These spaces are also invested in the Events and walkers.

She has kept a link with its history "CHEMINOTE".

Rebuilding the Windmill La Tourelle on its original site recalls the existence of many mills in the area.

Its operation and its mechanisms are identical to the original ones. The Mayor has made a real teaching tool by visiting the organization and hosting groups. Every year on the fourth weekend in September, she honors him through "Fête du Moulin" manifestation of street art.

Geographical information

Latitude50.2736230 (N 50° 16’ 25”)
Longitude2.7581150 (E 2° 45’ 29”)
AltitudeFrom 60m to 101m
Surface area5.94 km²
Population8111 inhabitants
Density1365 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureArras (2.8 km, 7 min)
Insee code62004
IntercommunalityCU d'Arras

Nearest cities & towns

Agny2 km (5 min)
Beaurains2.9 km (6 min)
Arras2.9 km (8 min)
Dainville4.4 km (8 min)
Wailly4.8 km (9 min)
Saint-Nicolas5.1 km (11 min)
Sainte-Catherine5.7 km (12 min)
Neuville-Vitasse6.4 km (13 min)
Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines6.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Laurent-Blangy6.8 km (14 min)
Anzin-Saint-Aubin6.9 km (14 min)
Mercatel7.3 km (11 min)
Roclincourt7.3 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


Moulin La Tourelle
Moulin La Tourelle
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Moulin La Tourelle
Moulin La Tourelle
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Engrennages Moulin La Tourelle
Engrennages Moulin La Tourelle
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the belfry of Lille's City Hall with an audioguide
Culture and education9 € Lille (43 km)
Themed horse trek
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 75 € Naours (43 km)
Themed horse trek
Nature and the great outdoors30 € Naours (43 km)
Daytime bus tour: Lille's highlights!
Culture and education12 € Lille (46 km)
Lille old town guided walking tour
Culture and education9 € Lille (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tribune of British Officers
HikeEasy3h00Dernancourt (35 km)
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Blangy-Tronville (50 km)
Somme towpath
Village visitEasy1h00Blangy-Tronville (50 km)
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (57 km)
Godewaersvelde, Heritage Village
HikeEasy2h00Godewaersvelde (58 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals