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

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

Commune of Hauts-de-France, Nœux-les-Mines takes place in the department of Pas-de-Calais, about thirty kilometers of Arras. It is located in the arrondissement of Béthune, six kilometers away, and benefits from a railway service thanks to the Arras-Dunkerque line.

It was called Vitris in the 4th century and took its present name, Noewe, in the 10th century, following its destruction by the Normans. A former property of the province of Artois, it was then known for its agricultural activities or for its breweries and sweets. The term "mines" will be attached to it after the discovery of coal in the mid-nineteenth century.

As the pits were all closed in the second half of the 20th century, the town of Nœux-les-Mines is today more oriented towards tourism, offering a rich and interesting heritage.

Geographical information

Latitude50.4812120 (N 50° 28’ 52”)
Longitude2.6621740 (E 2° 39’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 23m to 76m
Surface area8.84 km²
Population12392 inhabitants
Density1401 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureArras (31 km, 28 min)
Insee code62617
IntercommunalityCA de Béthune Bruay Noeux et Environs

Nearest cities & towns

Labourse2.8 km (5 min)
Drouvin-le-Marais3.2 km (5 min)
Verquigneul3.3 km (7 min)
Houchin3.8 km (5 min)
Vaudricourt4 km (6 min)
Hersin-Coupigny4.1 km (6 min)
Verquin4.1 km (7 min)
Sailly-Labourse4.1 km (8 min)
Sains-en-Gohelle4.2 km (8 min)
Mazingarbe4.5 km (8 min)
Barlin4.6 km (7 min)
Fouquières-lès-Béthune6.1 km (7 min)
Hesdigneul-lès-Béthune6.2 km (10 min)
Béthune6.6 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

Destroyed in the ninth century after the Norman raids and then razed in the middle of the sixteenth century, the present-day Saint-Martin church dates from the end of the 19th century. Still repeatedly affected by fires or by bombing the Second World War, the building has undergone numerous renovations over the years. In brick, it reveals a red facade with the typical architecture of the north of France.

The church of Sainte-Barbe is inseparable from the history of mines and miners in Nœux-les-Mines. Built in the course of the 19th century, it was built to accommodate the workers who came to work by hundreds in the commune. It is also dedicated to the patron saint of the miners, Saint Barbe.

The great feature of Nœux-les-Mines is to accommodate a ski area. Located on a former heap, it has the largest artificial snow track in Europe. The lowest station in France, it is open all year and is served by two ski lifts. Not far from there, a nautical base completes the offer of leisure of the municipality. Open from April to the end of September, it has a nautical ski lift, mini-golf, sports fields, canoe and kayak rentals or a supervised beach.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market takes place on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. The city also offers a Christmas market in December.

In February, place aux Mines Noires, a festival of polar with the presence of many authors.

In June, the municipality offers the festival of nature and sports at the leisure base.

A firework display and a ball are organized for July 14, during the National Day.

In August, the FPH celebrates various events such as games and shows for all audiences.

Les Noeux Rockéennes is a rock festival organized in November.


The ski slope
The ski slope
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Loisinord the Lake
Loisinord the Lake
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The water tower
The water tower
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Tuesday 26 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C
Wednesday 27 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C
Thursday 28 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the belfry of Lille's City Hall with an audioguide
Culture and education8 € Lille (31 km)
Daytime Bus Tour: Must-See Lille
Culture and education12 € Lille (33 km)
Lille old town guided walking tour
Culture and education10 € Lille (33 km)
Lille pass: visits, transport, monuments and museums included
Culture and education25 € Lille (33 km)
Beer Tasting Treasure Hunt in Lille
Entertainment25 € Lille (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (33 km)
Godewaersvelde, Heritage Village
HikeEasy2h00Godewaersvelde (35 km)
Discovery trail around the town of Cassel
Village visitEasy1h30Cassel (38 km)
In the heart of the Battle
HikeEasy3h20Noordpeene (41 km)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (44 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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