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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

Member of the Eurométropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, the commune of Wasquehal takes place in Hauts-de-France region, in the department of Nord. It is located in Flanders, just six kilometers from the Belgian border, and borders Marcq-en-Baroeul, Tourcoing or Villeneuve-d'Ascq.

The development of Wasquehal really began in the 19th century, with the arrival of the industrial revolution and the railway. Originally known for its textile industry, the city developed a specialty in the chemical industry at the end of the 19th century. It is extremely rich, however, undergoing the throes of the economic crises of the 20th century, losing much of its industrial dominance.

Today, the city of the North is especially appreciated for its ideal geographical location to discover the rest of the region, as well as for its important cultural life.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude50.6692760 (N 50° 40’ 9”)
Longitude3.1307820 (E 3° 7’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 18m to 47m
Surface area6.86 km²
Population20778 inhabitants
Density3028 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLille (6.7 km, 12 min)
Insee code59646
IntercommunalityME Européenne de Lille

Nearest cities & towns

Croix2.5 km (7 min)
Marcq-en-Baroeul3.8 km (9 min)
Mouvaux5.4 km (14 min)
La Madeleine5.8 km (11 min)
Mons-en-Baroeul6.8 km (9 min)
Hem7.1 km (12 min)
Roubaix7.3 km (12 min)
Lezennes7.5 km (14 min)
Villeneuve-d'Ascq7.7 km (14 min)
Tourcoing8.1 km (14 min)
Lille8.8 km (18 min)
Lannoy8.8 km (16 min)
Forest-sur-Marque9.3 km (13 min)
Lys-lez-Lannoy9.3 km (20 min)
Marquette-lez-Lille9.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

In the city, it is possible to discover several green areas that do not represent less than five hectares of the entire surface of Wasquehal.

In the Plomeux cemetery, you can discover the graves of Commonwealth soldiers, as well as a military square.

Opposite the town hall, do not miss to admire the bust of Maxence Van der Meersch, a French writer from the surrounding area.

A pedagogical farm is present on the territory of the city, attractive to young and old with its many animals.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The markets are held on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays morning. A Christmas market is also offered at the end of the year.

In May, place to the festival of the bike and its many animations.

Every last weekend of September, the city offers an important stock exchange for fossils and minerals.


Friday 22 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Skip-the-Line E-Ticket – Villa Cavrois
Culture and education8 € Croix (2.4 km)
Koezio, indoor adventure game
Entertainment18 € to 26 € Villeneuve-d'Ascq (2.4 km)
Beer Tasting Treasure Hunt in Lille
Entertainment25 € Lille (5.9 km)
Daytime Bus Tour: Must-See Lille
Culture and education12 € Lille (6.1 km)
Lille old town guided walking tour
Culture and education10 € Lille (6.1 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Godewaersvelde, Heritage Village
HikeEasy2h00Godewaersvelde (37 km)
Discovery trail around the town of Cassel
Village visitEasy1h30Cassel (48 km)
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (48 km)
In the heart of the Battle
HikeEasy3h20Noordpeene (54 km)


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Vacation rentals



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