I am a newcomer

You're moving to Wattrelos this year? That's such a good idea!

The Municipality and the Tourist Office invite you to the next reception for new residents which will take place at the end of the year. You will receive an invitation directly at your home.
You will be welcomed in the Salons of the Town Hall to get to know your new home town. We will also be happy to give you a Welcome Kit: a bag in the colours of the City especially for the occasion (tote bags) which will be filled with small welcome gifts.

To participate in the Welcoming Ceremony for New Residents at the Town Hall, discover Wattrelos and get to know the Municipal Council, you are invited to leave your details at the Tourist Office via the following link : formulaire de contact

I am a newcomer

Get your bearings

  • City hall of Wattrelos
    Adress : place Jean-Delvainquière, 59150 Wattrelos
    Tel : 03 20 81 66 66 -
    Currently, for the public, physical and telephone reception is available at the town hall from 8.15 am to 12 noon and from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, and also on Saturdays from 8.15 am to 12 noon.
  • The neighbourhood town halls :
    Maison des services du Sapin Vert
    47 rue de l'Union - Tél : 03 20 28 44 44
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 12pm
  • Mairie de quartier de Beaulieu
    94, rue Léon-Blum - Tél : 03 20 81 59 99
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 12pm.

150,000 documents can be borrowed or consulted on site: books, newspapers, magazines, CDs, DVDs, CD-Roms. They are available in the following four libraries: the central library, the bookmobile, the Sapin Vert annex library and the Beaulieu annex library.
Access to the municipal library is free of charge for consultation. See terms and conditions for borrowing and registration on site or on the website


  • Central library
    Rue Emile Basly - Tél : 03 20 81 66 38
    Opening hours outside school holidays: Tuesday : 9:30 - 12:00 / 1:30 - 6:00
    Thursday : 9:30 - 12:00 / 1:30 - 6:00
    Wednesday : 9:30 - 12:30 / 1:30 - 6:00
    Friday : 1:30 – 7:00
    Saturday : 9:30 – 5:00
    From 23 March 2021 and for the duration of the lockdown, the library will close at 6pm instead of 7pm on Fridays.
    July, August and Christmas: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday : 9.30-12:00 / 2:00 6:00 ; Friday 2 :00-6:00 ; Saturday 9.30- 12:00
  • Sapin Vert Library
    Adress : Maison des services du Sapin Vert, 47, rue de l’Union, 03 20 28 44 45, [email protected]
    Opening hours: Tuesday : 2:00- 6:00
    Wednesday : 9.30-12:00 / 2:00-6:00
    Thursday and Friday : 2:00-6:00
    Saturday : 1:00-5:00.
    July, August and Christmas: same except Saturday : 9.30-12:00
  • Beaulieu branch library
    Adress: espace de lecture Léon-Blum, 4 rue Edouard-Herriot, 03 20 65 51 33.
    Opening hours: Tuesday : 2:00/6:00
    Wednesday, 9.30-12:00 / 2:00-6:00
    Thursday and Friday : 2:00-6:00 pm
    Saturday : 1:00 – 5:00.
    From 23 March 2021 and for the duration of the lockdown, the Beaulieu branch library will be closed on Saturdays.
    July, August and Christmas: same except Saturday : 9.30-12:00.

The communal conservatory of Music and Dance, under the direction of Benoît Delbecque, is a state-approved establishment. This means that it responds to a certain number of criteria established by the Ministry of Culture which guarantee the public the quality of the teaching provided: compulsory disciplines (individual and collective), appropriate accommodations, quality teaching staff, curriculum and teaching content in accordance with the standards in force (master plan).
With its 500 students, it is one of the most important conservatories in the region. One of the strong points of its project is the development of collective practice. For this reason, it offers children numerous orchestras and various ensembles from the first year of instrumental practice.

Conservatoire à Rayonnement Communal
Address: 2 rue Denis Pollet - Tel:

The CCAS, the communal social action centre, is an establishment with a social vocation which carries out a general action of prevention and social development in the commune. Its mission is to welcome, listen to and guide persons and families in difficulty who ask it to assert their rights and, if necessary, to monitor their situations. It also helps and assists the elderly, the handicapped and children, fights against exclusion and promotes health. It welcomes and carries out its missions on the ground floor of the town hall and in the Wattrelos district town halls (Beaulieu, Sapin Vert), although it is not one of the municipal services of the municipality, such as the registry office or the green spaces, for example: it has its own legal personality, votes its own budget (the town provides an annual subvention), owns its own assets and employs its own staff.
It maintains close links with public and private institutions (CAF, MSA, Departmental Council, associations) and can therefore implement means or structures for consultation and coordination.

Address: 1 place Delvainquière (Hôtel de Ville) - Tel:"

There are 4 markets in the town during the week :

  • in Beaulieu on Wednesday afternoon on the esplanade in the heart of the district
  • in the town centre on Thursday morning in the car park opposite the CSE, rue Gustave-Delory
  • at La Mousserie on Friday morning in rue Frédéric-Chopin
  • at Le Laboureur on Sunday mornings at Place de la République, rue Carnot (this is one of the largest markets in the metropolis).

The newcomer's guide is currently being published.