Selens tourism and travel guide

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Visit Selens: highlights and tourist information

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Selens is situated in the Aisne department and Picardy region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 31 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Selens is 95 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Soissons at 16 km and Noyon at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Selens, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Selens in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Aisne

Map of places to visit near Selens

Markets in and near Selens

  • Vic-sur-Aisne: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Chauny: market Friday (13km)
  • Soissons: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Noyon: market Saturday (17km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Cuise-la-Motte: market Sunday (19km)
  • Thourotte: market Thursday (24km)
  • Longueil-Annel: market Sunday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Villers-Cotterets: market Thursday (29km)
  • Ham: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Selens, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Selens, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Selens.

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (29km)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Coucy (8km)
  • Pierrefonds Chateau (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec) (20km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois) (34km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (55km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de la Muette (29km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (30km)
  • Jardin du donjon de Vez (31km)
  • Jardins du château (52km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Laigue (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (24km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (27km)
  • Mont Ganelon (27km)
  • Foret de Retz (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (39km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (46km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vivaise (29km)
  • Gauchy (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Selens

Canton: Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique

Arrondissement: Laon

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Selens

from Laon (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 95 km

from Calais: 188 km

from Nice: 715 km

from Bordeaux: 592 km

from Strasbourg: 346 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Selens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Audignicourt, Bagneux, Besme, Blerancourt, Bourguignon-sous-Coucy, Camelin, Champs, Epagny, Guny, Morsain, Pont-Saint-Mard, Saint-Aubin, Saint-Paul-Aux-Bois, Trosly-Loire, Vassens and Vezaponin.

This page in French: Visiter Selens