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Velennes tourism, attractions and travel guide

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Photo of Amiens at 21 km from Velennes

Visit Velennes: Highlights and Tourist Information

Velennes is situated in the Somme (Picardy region) in the north of France at 27 km from Amiens, the department capital. (General information: Velennes is 102 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Amiens at 21 km and Gerberoy at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Velennes, France: places to visit, tourism and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Velennes. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

photo of Amiens
Amiens 21km
photo of Gerberoy
Gerberoy 31km
photo of Beauvais
Beauvais 37km
photo of Abbeville
Abbeville 43km

Map of places to visit near Velennes and location information

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More information about Velennes & region

Somme (local department)

Picardy (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

Markets in and near Velennes

Local markets

  • Poix-de-Picardie: market Sunday (8km)
  • Amiens: market Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & all day (21km)
  • Aumale: market Saturday (25km)
  • Moreuil: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Formerie: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Sunday (31km)
  • Corbie: market Friday (34km)
  • Montdidier: market Thursday (37km)
  • Beauvais: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (37km)
  • Saint-Just-en-Chaussee: market Tuesday (37km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Velennes, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Velennes and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Heritage sites Amiens Cathedral (21km); Beffroi d'Amiens (Belfries of Belgium and France) (21km); Folleville église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-et-Saint-Jean-Baptiste (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (21km); Beffroi de Saint-Riquier (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km); Beffroi d'Abbeville (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km); Beffroi de Doullens (Belfries of Belgium and France) (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Gerberoy (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Forges-les-Eaux (43km)

Churches or other religious monuments Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Beauvais) (37km); Abbaye Saint Germer de Fly (Saint-Germer-de-Fly) (42km)

Remarkable gardens Parc du château de Digeon (20km); Le clos Alexandre (21km); Parc et roseraie du château de Rambures (36km)

Sites of natural beauty Montagne de Montenoy (12km); Réserve naturelle de l'Étang Saint-Ladre (23km); Hortillonnages d'Amiens (27km); Forêt du Parc de Saint-Quentin (34km); Plan d'eau du Canada (35km); Réserve naturelle régionale des Larris et Tourbières de Saint-Pierre-es-Champs (45km); Forêt de Hez-Froidmont (46km); Hable-d'Ault (61km)

Amusement park / theme park Parc Saint Paul (38km)

Towns of Art and history Amiens (26km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie) Mureaumont (27km); Beauvais (37km); Remerangles (38km); Lyons-la-Foret (60km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Velennes

Canton: Conty

Arrondissement: Amiens

Department: Somme

Region: Picardy

Postcode: 80160

Distance to Velennes

from Amiens (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 102 km

from Calais: 133 km

from Nice: 780 km

from Bordeaux: 583 km

from Strasbourg: 431 km

Getting here

Velennes is in the north of France. Most visitors take a a cross-channel ferry to a nearby port such as Dieppe or Boulogne or the channel tunnel to Calais. For driving distances to Velennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Velennes): Belleuse, Bergicourt, Brassy, Contre, Conty, Courcelles-sous-Thoix, Famechon, Fleury, Fremontiers, Loeuilly, Monsures, Moyencourt-les-Poix, Namps-Maisnil, Sentelie and Tilloy-les-Conty.

This page in French: Visitez Velennes

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