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Hotel in Valenciennes town centre, near to Stade du Hainaut

How to get to the Hôtel Baudouin ?

By car

From Lille:
Take the A1 towards Paris to join the A23 towards Valenciennes. Take exit 21B “Valenciennes centre/Universités tertiaires”. At the traffic lights, Place du Canada (large roundabout), take the 2nd exit to the right (towards MIDAS) and the 2nd turning to the left (Rue Baudouin l’Edifieur)

From Paris:
Take the A1 towards Lille then the A2/E19 towards Valenciennes Bruxelles. Take exit 21B “Valenciennes centre/Universités tertiaires”. At the traffic lights, Place du Canada (large roundabout), take the 2nd exit to the right (towards MIDAS) and the 2nd turning to the left (Rue Baudouin l’Edifieur)

From Belgium (Mons):
Take the E19/A2 towards Paris Valenciennes, France. Take exit 21B and continue along Avenue Georges Pompidou/D958. Drive towards Rue Baudouin l’Edifieur

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 50.350455 | Longitude: 3.525926

By train

The nearest SNCF station is Valenciennes, which is 2km from the hotel or 8 minutes

By plane

The nearest airport to the hotel is Lille – Lesquin, approximately fifty kilometres away

Distance between Valenciennes and other towns and cities:

Town Kilometres Time
Lille 50 km 39 min
Lens 60 km 45 min
Dunkirk 128 km 1H23 min
Brussels 106 km 1h20 min
Charleroi 86 km 56 min
Reims 175 km 1H50 min
Amiens 130 km 1h47 min
Paris 212 km 2h10 min

What can I do in Valenciennes?

Nicknamed “the Athens of the North”, Valenciennes has a strong cultural heritage. A former mining town, the town has since been home to the arts. The elegant Musée des Beaux Arts has superb collections from ancient times to the 20th century, notably with the second largest collection of Flemish paintings, with works by Van Dyck, Bosch, Rubens and others

Along the Escaut river, there are the last Escaut houses, half-timbered houses dating from the Middle Ages. La Bibliothèque des Jésuites is also a great place to visit, it contains the oldest known poem in the French language: la Cantilène de Sainte Eulalie. Other notable monuments: the front of the town hall, the Gothic Revival basilica Notre-Dame du Saint-Cordon or the Saint-Géry church.

Due to its strategic position, Valenciennes is an ideal town to visit Lille or Belgium. The town is just a few kilometres from the Belgian border. Mons– European capital of culture in 2015 – is nearby, as well as Charleroi or even the dynamic capital Brussels. On the French side, the Lille metropolitan area is an excellent cultural, historical and leisure outing.