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Aire-sur-la-Lys - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pas-de-Calais

On the borders of Flanders and Artois, the Airois like to show their city on the pathways of the green Lys. Located 250 km from Paris, 60 km from Lille (northern capital), Arras (the prefecture), Côte d'Opale and 10 km from the A26 motorway, via the exchanger Therouanne Aire-sur-la-Lys has kept the charm of old cities with narrow streets lined with facades of 17th and 18th century, punctuated here and there with prestigious architectural buildings, witnesses of a rich historical past.

As the common name suggests, the natural heritage Aire-sur-la-Lys mainly revolved around water. The city is bisected by the Lys river 214 km long and flows into the Scheldt at Ghent and its seven tributaries: the Melde, the Lacquer, the Lacquette the Mardyck the Oduel the Bruveau and Lauwette.

Tradition Merchant: All year, the colorful markets and friendly animate the streets and squares of Aire-sur-la-Lys. The market Friday morning, the cattle market, the Christmas market in late December, the flower market and the Open City, respectively 1st and 2nd Sunday of May, are opportunities to experience the friendliness of the city.

Geographical information

Latitude50.6387570 (N 50° 38’ 20”)
Longitude2.3961870 (E 2° 23’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 16m to 48m
Surface area33.38 km²
Population10311 inhabitants
Density308 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureArras (55 km, 41 min)
Insee code62014
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'Aire

Nearest cities & towns

Lambres3.8 km (8 min)
Wittes4 km (6 min)
Witternesse4.3 km (8 min)
Isbergues4.8 km (8 min)
Mazinghem5 km (9 min)
Boëseghem5.2 km (8 min)
Mametz5.2 km (7 min)
Quernes5.8 km (10 min)
Blessy6 km (11 min)
Roquetoire6.3 km (11 min)
Rombly6.5 km (10 min)
Linghem6.7 km (13 min)
Liettres6.9 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

"She held the first Sunday in September and honors one of the specialties of Aire-sur-la-Lys, andouille.


The Cathedral Saint Pierre
The Cathedral Saint Pierre
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The Belfry
The Belfry
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La Chapelle Saint Jacques
La Chapelle Saint Jacques
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The Bailiwick
The Bailiwick
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The Grand Place
The Grand Place
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Notre Dame pannetiere
Notre Dame pannetiere
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Chateau du Fort de la Redoute
Chateau du Fort de la Redoute
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Flight in a two-seat microlight
Sports sensations60 € to 100 € Longuenesse (15.4 km)
Visit the belfry of Lille's City Hall with an audioguide
Culture and education9 € Lille (46 km)
Daytime bus tour: Lille's highlights!
Culture and education12 € Lille (47 km)
Lille old town guided walking tour
Culture and education9 € Lille (47 km)
Lille pass: visits, transport, monuments and museums included
Culture and education25 € Lille (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (13 km)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (18.6 km)
In the heart of the Battle
HikeEasy3h20Noordpeene (18.6 km)
Discovery trail around the town of Cassel
Village visitEasy1h30Cassel (19 km)
Around Sainte-Mildrède
HikeEasy2h10Volckerinckhove (23 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals