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Selens tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Soissons at 16 km from Selens

Visit Selens: highlights and tourist information

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Selens is situated in the Aisne department and Hauts-de-France region.

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

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!

Soissons

Soissons

at 16 km (direction south-east)

In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral...

See Soissons guide
Noyon

Noyon

at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Oise department

The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral in the...

See Noyon guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 19 km (direction west), in the Oise department

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins and surrounded...

See Ourscamp abbey guide
Pierrefonds

Pierrefonds

at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

In Pierrefonds village visit one of the most lovely castles in...

See Pierrefonds guide
 
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Compiegne

Compiegne

at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums, and...

See Compiegne guide
Laon

Laon

at 30 km (direction east)

The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the...

See Laon guide
Morienval abbey

Morienval abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

The Abbey of Notre-Dame at Morienval is an impressive example of...

See Morienval abbey guide
La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

The curious facade of a 14th century castle dominates your visit to...

See La Ferte-Milon guide
Saint-Quentin

Saint-Quentin

at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is...

See Saint-Quentin guide
Peronne

Peronne

at 52 km (direction north-north-west), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive...

See Peronne guide
Senlis

Senlis

at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

The ruined castle, the cathedral and the narrow cobbled streets make...

See Senlis guide
Ermenonville

Ermenonville

at 56 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

The Mer de Sable theme park is the main reason visitors come...

See Ermenonville guide

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

Map of places to visit near Selens

 
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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

What to do at Selens? 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

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Selens is in the north of France at 31 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Selens is 95 kilometres from Paris).

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

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