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Velennes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Velennes in Somme

Photo is of Amiens Cathedral at 21 km from Velennes

Visit Velennes: highlights and tourist information

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Velennes is situated in the Somme department and Hauts-de-France region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Amiens Cathedral at 21 km and Amiens at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Velennes, 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 Velennes in Hauts-de-France.

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

Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral

Cathedral at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

The 13th century cathedral in Amiens is a fabulous example of gothic...

See Amiens Cathedral guide
Amiens

Amiens

at 21 km (direction north-east)

As well as the remarkabe gothic style cathedral which attracts most visitors,...

See Amiens guide
Gerberoy

Gerberoy

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

The 18th century cottages and pretty gardens, and a radical...

See Gerberoy guide
Beauvais

Beauvais

at 37 km (direction south), in the Oise department

In Beauvais you can see the important (if often...

See Beauvais guide
 
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Parc Saint-Paul

Parc Saint-Paul

Theme Park at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Oise department

Parc Saint Paul is one of the most popular theme parks...

See Parc Saint-Paul guide
Abbeville

Abbeville

at 43 km (direction north-west)

Abbeville makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the Baie...

See Abbeville guide
Saint-Riquier

Saint-Riquier

at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

The small Picardy village of Saint-Riquier includes an attractive benedictine abbey...

See Saint-Riquier guide
Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Garden at 48 km (direction north-north-west)

Beautiful garden to visit in the Somme department in northern France...

See Les Jardins de Maizicourt guide
Eu

Eu

at 58 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

The red-brick castle, built in the 16th century, is...

See Eu guide
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

at 58 km (direction north-west)

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is one of the nicest towns in the region, especially...

See Saint-Valery-sur-Somme guide
Ault

Ault

at 60 km (direction west-north-west)

Ault is a small seaside town near the chalk cliffs...

See Ault guide
Lyons-la-Foret

Lyons-la-Foret

Most Beautiful Village at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure department

The half-timbered buildings in the village of Lyons-la-Foret make it...

See Lyons-la-Foret guide
The Bay of the Somme

The Bay of the Somme

Scenery at 61 km (direction north-west)

The Somme Bay is a large bay with a wide natural...

See The Bay of the Somme guide

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

Map of places to visit near Velennes

 
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Markets in and near Velennes

  • Poix-de-Picardie: market Sunday (8km)
  • Amiens: market Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & all day (21km)
  • Aumale: market Saturday (25km)
  • Moreuil: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Formerie: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Sunday (31km)
  • Corbie: market Friday (34km)
  • Montdidier: market Thursday (37km)
  • Beauvais: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (37km)
  • Saint-Just-en-Chaussee: market Tuesday (37km)

Hotels near Velennes

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Tourist attractions near Velennes, France

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

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 de Saint-Riquier (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi d'Abbeville (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi de Doullens (Belfries of Belgium and France) (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Forges-les-Eaux (43km)

Churches and 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)
  • Forêt de Hez-Froidmont (46km)
  • Hable-d'Ault (61km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Velennes is in the north of France at 27 kilometres from Amiens, the department capital (general information: Velennes is 102 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Velennes

Canton: Conty

Arrondissement: Amiens

Department: Somme

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 80160

Distance to Velennes

from Amiens (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 102 km

from Calais: 133 km

from Nice: 780 km

from Bordeaux: 583 km

from Strasbourg: 431 km

Getting here

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.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleuse, Bergicourt, Brassy, Contre, Conty, Courcelles-sous-Thoix, Famechon, Fleury, Fremontiers, Loeuilly, Monsures, Moyencourt-les-Poix, Namps-Maisnil, Sentelie and Tilloy-les-Conty.

This page in French: Visiter Velennes

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