Senlis tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The ruined castle, the cathedral and the narrow cobbled streets make Senlis a very pleasant town to visit

Senlis is situated in the Oise department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Senlis. For detailed visitor information see the Senlis travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Senlis include "secteur sauvegarde".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Senlis in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chantilly at 9 km and Ermenonville at 12 km.

Senlis, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly

Castle at 8 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Chantilly is an extensive castle from the 16th-19th centuries,...

See Chateau de Chantilly guide


at 9 km (direction west)

The town of Chantilly in the Oise department of Picardy is best...

See Chantilly guide


at 12 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ermenonville guide
Royaumont Abbey

Royaumont Abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction west-south-west), in the Val-d'Oise department

Royaumont Abbey, once one of the most important cistercian abbeys in France,...

See Royaumont Abbey guide
Morienval abbey

Morienval abbey

Abbey at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Morienval abbey guide


at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Compiegne guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pierrefonds guide
Basilica of Saint-Denis

Basilica of Saint-Denis

Church at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Paris department

In the Basilica of Saint-Denis, where many of the French kings are...

See Basilica of Saint-Denis guide


at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Seine-et-Marne department

Meaux is visited because of its episcopal city, with a cathedral, chapter...

See Meaux guide
La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

at 39 km (direction east), in the Aisne department

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

See La Ferte-Milon guide
Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Castle at 39 km (direction south), in the Seine-et-Marne department

The Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne is a beautifully restored 18th century chateau with...

See Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne guide
Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Church at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Paris department

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most famous...

See Basilica de Sacre Coeur guide


at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Paris department

The Montmartre region of Paris is almost a separate village within the...

See Montmartre guide
Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Paris department

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier, usually known as...

See Paris Opera guide

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Markets in and near Senlis

Market days in Senlis: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

  • Senlis: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • Chantilly: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Pont-Sainte-Maxence: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Creil: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (10km)
  • Lamorlaye: market Tuesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Montataire: market Sunday (12km)
  • Saint-Leu-d'Esserent: market Saturday (13km)
  • Gouvieux: market Thursday & Sunday (13km)
  • Fosses: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Liancourt: market Wednesday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Senlis, France

What to do at Senlis? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Senlis.


  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (43km)
  • Cinéaqua (44km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (44km)

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (29km)
  • Paris tour St Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (43km)
  • Seine Banks, Paris (43km)
  • Versailles Palace (56km)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Parc de la Villette (38km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (40km)
  • Montmartre (40km)
  • Montmartre district (40km)
  • Paris Opera (42km)
  • Parc Monceau (42km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (42km)
  • Saint-Eustache (42km)
  • Place Vendome (42km)
  • Palais Royal (42km)
  • Place des Vosges (42km)
  • Place de la Bastille (42km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (43km)
  • The Louvre (43km)
  • Place de la Concorde (43km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (43km)
  • Champs-Elysees (43km)
  • Petit Palais (43km)
  • Grand Palais (43km)
  • Pont-Neuf (43km)
  • Orsay Museum (43km)
  • Palais Bourbon (43km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (44km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (44km)
  • Rodin Museum (44km)
  • Eiffel Tower (44km)
  • Catacombs (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (28km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Oise-Pays de France (3km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (0km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (10km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (11km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (13km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois) (23km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval) (26km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (34km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (39km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (42km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (42km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (42km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Beauvais) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (50km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (55km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (1km)
  • Potager des Princes (8km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (9km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (16km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (29km)
  • Jardin du donjon de Vez (30km)
  • Jardin du château de la Muette (33km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (39km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (42km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (48km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (50km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (50km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (56km)
  • Parc de Versailles (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret d'Halette (6km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (7km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (7km)
  • Forêt de Hez-Froidmont (27km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (30km)
  • Mont Ganelon (33km)
  • Foret de Retz (37km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (38km)
  • Murs à pêches (39km)
  • Hortillonnages d'Amiens (46km)
  • Plan d'eau du Canada (47km)
  • Forêt du Parc de Saint-Quentin (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (32km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (32km)
  • Livry-Gargan (32km)
  • Remerangles (35km)
  • Gagny (36km)
  • Levallois-Perret (41km)
  • Courbevoie (42km)
  • Beauvais (44km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (47km)
  • Le Vesinet (48km)
  • Meudon (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (43km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (44km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (44km)

Geography and distances

Senlis is in the north of France at 44 kilometres from Beauvais, the department capital (general information: Senlis is 43 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Senlis

Canton: Senlis

Arrondissement: Senlis

Department: Oise

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 60300

Distance to Senlis

from Beauvais (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 43 km

from Calais: 201 km

from Nice: 709 km

from Bordeaux: 542 km

from Strasbourg: 383 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apremont, Aumont-en-Halatte, Avilly-Saint-Leonard, Barbery, Borest, Chamant, Courteuil, Fleurines, Mont-l'Eveque, Ognon and Villers-Saint-Frambourg.

This page in French: Visiter Senlis