Velles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Velles in Indre

Photo is of Chateauroux at 14 km from Velles

Visit Velles: highlights and tourist information

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Velles is situated in the Indre department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Velles in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateauroux at 14 km and Argenton-sur-Creuse at 15 km.

Velles, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a sprawling town...

See Chateauroux guide


at 15 km (direction south-west)

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very pretty walk...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in a lovely...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 24 km (direction east)

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is the main attraction...

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 26 km (direction east)

Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here in the quiet town...

See Saint-Chartier guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore - before setting off...

See La Chatre guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 33 km (direction west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place for cycling...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly take you...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 40 km (direction north-east)

There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but we enjoyed a stroll around...

See Issoudun guide


at 68 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place to visit...

See Loches guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Velles


Markets in and near Velles

  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (13km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (18km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (29km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (32km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (36km)
  • Palluau-sur-Indre: market Sunday (38km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (39km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (41km)

More information about Velles, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Velles, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (26km)
  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (24km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (33km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (39km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (32km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (62km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Eguzon-Chantome (28km)
  • Vatan (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Velles is in the eastern-center of France at 14 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Velles is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Velles

Canton: Ardentes

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36330

Distance to Velles

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 474 km

from Nice: 551 km

from Bordeaux: 269 km

from Strasbourg: 503 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into a Paris airport and drive from there or arrive in a cross-channel port with Le Havre and Caen about 3-4 hours distance in the car. For driving distances to Velles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arthon.

This page in French: Visiter Velles