Velaux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Velaux in Bouches-du-Rhone

Photo is of Aix-en-Provence at 16 km from Velaux

Visit Velaux: highlights and tourist information

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Velaux is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Velaux in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aix-en-Provence at 16 km and Salon-de-Provence at 18 km.

Velaux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction east)

The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with many museums and...

See Aix-en-Provence guide


at 18 km (direction north-west)

The castle and Collegiale church of Saint-Laurent are among the principal places of interest...

See Salon-de-Provence guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The harbour area and quaint fishermen cottages is the principal attraction in the large...

See Martigues guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of Carry-le-Rouet are very...

See Carry-le-Rouet guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional Natural Park...

See Cadenet guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one of the most vibrant...

See Marseille guide


at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Pertuis is a small Provencal town to the south of the Luberon Regional Natural...

See Pertuis guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon region...

See Lourmarin guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the village of...

See Chateau de Lourmarin guide
Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

See Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

See Ansouis guide


at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque old town...

See Cucuron guide


at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in Bonnieux and...

See Bonnieux guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known for its...

See Chateau de Lacoste guide

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Markets in and near Velaux

  • Berre-l'Etang: market Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Marignane: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • Lambesc: market Friday (14km)
  • Bouc-Bel-Air: market Sunday (15km)
  • Aix-en-Provence: market every day except Sunday (15km)
  • Chateauneuf-les-Martigues: market Friday (17km)
  • Gardanne: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Martigues: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Istres: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Carry-le-Rouet: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)

More information about Velaux, Provence

Tourist attractions near Velaux, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (31km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (27km)
  • Glanum (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eguilles (9km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (15km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (27km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (29km)
  • Parc Borély (31km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (31km)
  • Parc Longchamp (31km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (31km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (34km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (36km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (49km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (26km)
  • Calanque (37km)
  • Cap Canaille (41km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (44km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (45km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (45km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (46km)
  • Colorado Provencal (48km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (49km)
  • Parc du Mugel (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (12km)

Geography and distances

Velaux is in the south-east of France at 27 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Velaux is 633 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Velaux

Canton: Pélissanne

Arrondissement: Aix-en-Provence

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13880

Distance to Velaux

from Marseille (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 633 km

from Calais: 864 km

from Nice: 163 km

from Bordeaux: 487 km

from Strasbourg: 594 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Velaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coudoux, La Fare-les-Oliviers, Rognac and Ventabren.

This page in French: Visiter Velaux