Bailleul, Nord

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Market place and belfry of Bailleul
Market place and belfry of Bailleul
Coat of arms of Bailleul
Coat of arms
Location of Bailleul
Bailleul is located in France
Bailleul is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°44′21″N 2°44′00″E / 50.7392°N 2.7333°E / 50.7392; 2.7333Coordinates: 50°44′21″N 2°44′00″E / 50.7392°N 2.7333°E / 50.7392; 2.7333
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bailleul
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Flandre Intérieure
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Marc Deneuche
43.42 km2 (16.76 sq mi)
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59043 /59270
Elevation 14–86 m (46–282 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Location of Bailleul in the arrondissement of Dunkirk

Bailleul (Belle in Dutch) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is located in French Flanders, 3 km (2 mi) from the Belgian border and 26 km (16 mi) northwest of Lille.



Presidential Elections 2nd Round

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 56.30
2012 François Hollande PS 50.87
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 51.52
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 82.44



Arms of Bailleul
The arms of Bailleul are blazoned :
Gules, a cross vair.


Bailleul is the birthplace of French filmmaker Bruno Dumont and served as the setting for his first two feature films. This area is also a setting in the Timothy Findley book The Wars.


The inhabitants of Bailleul celebrate carnival with five days of processions and other festivities. The carnival has taken place since 1853, when the Philanthropic Company of Bailleul was founded. During the event, a search takes place for the needy ones of the city. The Gargantua Giant chairs the festivities, seated on his float and accompanied by his kitchen boys.

At the end of Shrove Tuesday, after the final procession of around 50 floats, with local groups, brass bands and plenty of confetti, Doctor Francisco Piccolissimo tries to cure the excesses of some inhabitants in an unconventional way in front of the town hall, and the festival continues late into the night in the town's cafés and bars.

Points of interest


Bailleul has a railway station on the line from Lille to Calais and Dunkirk.

International relations

Bailleul is twinned with:


See also


  • INSEE commune file
  • Bailleul city
  1. ^ "Résultats France - Présidentielle 2017 - 1er et 2nd tour". Retrieved 2017-09-06.

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