Villeneuve-d'ascq Tourism, France

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Villeneuve-d'Ascq (pronounced: [vil.nœv.dask]) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. With more than 60,000 inhabitants and 50,000 students, it is one of the main cities of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole and the largest in area (27.46 km2) after Lille; it is also one of the main cities of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Built up owing to the merger between Ascq, Annappes and Flers-lez-Lille communes, the new town is the cradle of the first automatic metro system of the world (VAL). Villeneuve-d'Ascq is nicknamed the 'green technopole' thanks to the implantation of many researchers - the campus of Lille University of Science and Technology, Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III and many graduate engineering school - and companies in a pleasant living environment. Owing to its activity centres, its Haute Borne European scientific park and two shopping malls, Villeneuve-d'Ascq is one of the main economic spots of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region; multinational corporations such as Bonduelle, Cofidis and Decathlon have their head office there. Outside its academic, scientific and business facilities, Villeneuve-d'Ascq is mostly known because of its sporting events – two stadiums (Stade Pierre-Mauroy and Stadium Lille Métropole) are located there and some of its sport teams are playing in the top division; its museums – the most famous is the one of modern, contemporary and outsider art (the LaM); its green ways and its medical facilities for disabled people.


This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Villeneuve-d'ascq in France is an ideal destination for a vacation! After your splendid visit to Villeneuve-d'ascq, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Amiens. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Amiens for its bountiful attractions like Cathedrale Notre-dame D'amiens, Les Hortillonnages D'amiens, Quartier Saint-leu D'amiens on your trip to Villeneuve-d'ascq. Tour packages of Villeneuve-d'ascq are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Villeneuve-d'ascq*

  • Pollution Statistics in Villeneuve-d'ascq

    Know the pollution level of Villeneuve-d'ascq before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.79 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.5 (Moderate)
  • Villeneuve-d'ascq: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Villeneuve-d'ascq for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Villeneuve-d'ascq.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.75 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 36.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.75 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.75 (High)
  • Living in Villeneuve-d'ascq - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Villeneuve-d'ascq is 171.27 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.7 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 50.19 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.8 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.62 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.73 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.34 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Villeneuve-d'ascq

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Villeneuve-d'ascq

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.38 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.93 USD

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