Location: 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).
Note: The photo above was taken in Amiens at 21 km from Velennes
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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.
If you are planning a visit we suggest you see our hotel search (from a leading hotel agent and with a great selection of hotels and a best price promise).
For a longer visit popular choices include holiday apartments - we suggest holiday villages in 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 d'Abbeville (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
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)
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)
from Amiens (local prefecture): 27 km
from Paris: 102 km
from Calais: 133 km
from Nice: 780 km
from Bordeaux: 583 km
from Strasbourg: 431 km
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.
Somme 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.
This page in French: Visitez Velennes