in Pas-de-Calais of Hauts-de-France, France

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
50.433 and 2.828 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 50° 25' 58" and E 2° 49' 40"
Currency and Currency Code:
Euro - EUR
Spoken languages:
French, Breton, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Occitan
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 03:15 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Europe/Paris
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:42 am and 8:52 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-44.033 and -176.367 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for France in Western Europe

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to France.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning France. Last Update: 2024-04-20 08:25:34

Discover Lens

Lens in Pas-de-Calais (Hauts-de-France) with it's 38,265 citizens is a town in France about 111 mi (or 179 km) north of Paris, the country's capital city.

Current time in Lens is now 03:15 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Europe / Paris with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 13 airports near Lens, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in France is Merville-Calonne Airport in a distance of 15 mi (or 24 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in France is Fortifications of Vauban in a distance of 11 mi (or 17 km), South. Also, if you like playing golf, there are a few options in driving distance. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Arras, Bethune, Douai, Lille and Saint-Yvon. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 8°C / 46 °F

Morning Temperature 5°C / 41 °F
Evening Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Night Temperature 6°C / 43 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 63%
Air Pressure 1026 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (7 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

9°C (47 °F)
5°C (42 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

9°C (49 °F)
5°C (41 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2024

9°C (48 °F)
5°C (42 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Hotel Bollaert

0,9 mi
13 C route de Bethune
62300 Lens

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Checkout: - Checkin:
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Hôtel le Paris Brest

0,4 mi
68 Rue de la Gare
62300 Lens

Time Information

Checkout: 11:30 - Checkin: 11:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Villa Louvre Lens

0,3 mi
 8 rue Gustave Spriet
62300 Lens

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 17:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

de France

0,4 mi
Place du general de Gaulle
62300 Lens

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Checkout: - Checkin:
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Hôtel Le Jardin

0,5 mi
29 place de la République
62300 Lens

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 11:30
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Campanile - Lens

1,5 mi
Route de la Basse Zone d'Activites
62300 LENS

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Weekday: 6:30 - 23:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 23:00

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Lens - Brest. Hissez haut les drapeaux dans tout Bollaert... magique

Published: May 10, 2014
Length: 13:42 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Mixou D

Lens / Brest, 09 mai 2014. La Marek lance un "Hissez haut" suivi par tout le stade... magique ce stade & ces couleurs.

Superbe avant match Lens-Brest + la lensoise

Published: May 10, 2014
Length: 23:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Mixou D

Lens / Brest, 09 mai 2014. Message adressé par Gervais Martel aux supporters du Racing Club de Lens, suivi de la lensoise.


Published: October 30, 2012
Length: 05:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Christophe Caron


Avion Rafale Meeting Aérien de LENS-BÉNIFONTAINE le 16/09/2012 HD1080p

Published: September 17, 2012
Length: 00:36 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: fredorback

Voici notre meilleur avion français le " RAFALE " dans une démonstration spectaculaire d'un passage de 7 minutes au meeting de LENS ,dans le pas de calais (en françe),le 16 octobre 2012....

Lens - Brest. Hissez hauts, les drapeaux

Published: May 12, 2014
Length: 30:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Supporters Lensois

Vidéo filmée lors de la dernière journée de Ligue 2 de la saison 2013/2014 à l'occasion du match Lens - Brest. Vidéo trouvée sur la page FB "Kop Tony Marek". Vidéo publique qui a été...

Inauguration du Mur de Graffiti à Lens X Ironlak

Published: September 23, 2013
Length: 34:59 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Canz Lens

Mr Chopin et la Municipalité ont laissé à dispositions des graffers une série de palissade. Les collectifs Dr Colors, Studio Point C et l'artiste Hipy étaient présents au rendez-vous....

Ambiance Lens-Nancy 25/04/14

Published: April 25, 2014
Length: 41:25 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: david balis

"AUX ARMES" depuis la Delacourt ambiance de fou ! Bientôt la L1.

parachutisme lens

Published: June 04, 2012
Length: 43:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 1407TNOTERB

Saut mixte vr-freefly.

Fin de match - Rc Lens - Chamois FC (Niort) 12/04/14 - Bollaert-Delelis

Published: April 12, 2014
Length: 50:12 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Mickawou

Une fin de match explosive avec une ambiance magique entre supporters et joueurs.

RC Lens - Arles clapping.....

Published: March 18, 2014
Length: 13:31 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: artemus gordon


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Agglomeration community of Lens – Liévin

The Communauté d'agglomération de Lens - Liévin was created on January 1, 2000.

Located at 50.4167, 2.8 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Subdivisions of the Pas-de-Calais, Agglomeration communities in France

Stade Félix-Bollaert

Stade Félix Bollaert is the main football stadium in Lens, France, that was built in 1933. It is the home of RC Lens. The stadium's capacity is 41,229 – about 4,000 more than the city's population. This is similar to that of SC Heerenveen ground the Abe Lenstra Stadion which has a bigger capacity than Heerenveen itself.

Located at 50.4328, 2.815 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lens, Pas-de-Calais, RC Lens, Football venues in France, 1998 FIFA World Cup stadiums, UEFA European Football Championship stadiums, Rugby World Cup stadiums, Rugby union stadiums in France, Sports venues in Pas-de-Calais

Battle of Hill 70

The Battle of Hill 70 was a localized battle of World War I between the Canadian Corps and five divisions of the German Sixth Army. The battle took place along the Western Front on the outskirts of Lens in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France between 15 August 1917 and 25 August 1917. The primary objective of the assault was to inflict casualties and draw German troops away from the 3rd Battle of Ypres, rather than to capture territory.

Located at 50.4556, 2.81903 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Conflicts in 1917, 1917 in France, Battles of World War I involving Canada, Battles of World War I involving the United Kingdom, Battles of World War I involving Germany, Battles of the Western Front (World War I), Canada in World War I


The Louvre-Lens is an art museum located in the industrial city of Lens, in Northern France. It displays objects from the collections of the Musée du Louvre that are lent to the gallery on a medium or long term basis. Though the museum maintains close institutional links with the Louvre, it is primarily funded by the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

Located at 50.4307, 2.8033 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Musée du Louvre, Art museums and galleries in France, Museums in Pas-de-Calais, 2012 establishments in France, Art museums established in 2012

Canal de Lens

The Canal de Lens is a canal in northern France. It connects Lens to the Canal de la Deûle west of Oignies. It is 8 km long with no locks.

Located at 50.4337, 2.85181 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Canals in France

Gare de Lens

Lens railway station is a railway station in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France. The building was built in 1926-1927 to resemble a steam locomotive with a 23 metre high tower as the chimney. The architect was Urbain Cassan. In December 1984 it was listed as a French National Heritage Site.

Located at 50.4267, 2.82786 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Official historical monuments of France, Buildings and structures completed in 1927, Railway stations opened in 1927

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Ланс, Lens, XLE, ランス