Velu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Velu in Pas-de-Calais

Photo is of Cambrai at 19 km from Velu

Visit Velu: highlights and tourist information

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Velu is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Hauts-de-France region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cambrai at 19 km and Peronne at 20 km.

Velu, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first ever tank...

See Cambrai guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west), in the Somme department

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

See Peronne guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 23 km (direction north-west)

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that were used...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the centre of...

See Arras guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Nord department

Douai has a pleasant old town and one of the most impressive belfries in...

See Douai guide


at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Aisne department

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

See Saint-Quentin guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

Le Quesnoy is best known for the promenade around the impressive ramparts that surround...

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000 years, it is still the...

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide
Les Jardins de Sericourt

Les Jardins de Sericourt

Garden at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

Beautiful garden to visit in the village of Sericourt....

See Les Jardins de Sericourt guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Somme department

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

See Amiens guide
Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral

Cathedral at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Somme department

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

See Amiens Cathedral guide

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Markets in and near Velu

  • Bapaume: market Friday (9km)
  • Cambrai: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Peronne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Arras: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (25km)
  • Albert: market Saturday (26km)
  • Douai: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Caudry: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (32km)
  • Flers-en-Escrebieux: market Friday (33km)

More information about Velu, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Velu, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (21km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle de l'Étang Saint-Ladre (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (15km)
  • Mastaing (32km)
  • Gauchy (38km)

Geography and distances

Velu is in the north of France at 24 kilometres from Arras, the department capital (general information: Velu is 146 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Velu

Canton: Bertincourt

Arrondissement: Arras

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62124

Distance to Velu

from Arras (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 146 km

from Calais: 122 km

from Nice: 783 km

from Bordeaux: 644 km

from Strasbourg: 385 km

Getting here

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

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barastre, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, Bertincourt, Beugny, Boursies, Bus, Doignies, Fremicourt, Haplincourt, Hermies, Lagnicourt-Marcel, Le Transloy, Lebucquiere, Lechelle, Morchies, Neuville-Bourjonval, Rocquigny, Ruyaulcourt, Vaulx-Vraucourt, Villers-Au-Flos and Ytres.

This page in French: Visiter Velu