Velzic tourism and travel guide

Photo of Velzic in Cantal

Photo is of Tournemire at 8 km from Velzic

Visit Velzic: highlights and tourist information

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Velzic is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Velzic in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournemire at 8 km and Aurillac at 12 km.

Velzic, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-west)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de Anjony...

See Tournemire guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments but is a...

See Aurillac guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region at the foot...

See Fontanges guide


at 13 km (direction north-west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in the Monts du Cantal...

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is very lovely - and...

See Salers guide


at 29 km (direction west)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the village and a ruined...

See Laroquebrou guide
Chateau de Laroque

Chateau de Laroque

Castle at 29 km (direction west)

Chateau de Laroque is a 13th century fortified castle on a hill above the...

See Chateau de Laroque guide


at 29 km (direction south-west)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century and is one of...

See Marcoles guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery are the highlights in...

See Mauriac guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow one or...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

Montsalvy is an 11th century town with an interesting historic centre...

See Montsalvy guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

Junhac is a pretty village of Cantal, with an attractive church...

See Junhac guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

Sénezergues is a tiny village with lovely views and an imposing castle...

See Sénezergues guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

Cassaniouze is a small town in Cantal with several small attractions...

See Cassaniouze guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Velzic


Markets in and near Velzic

  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (20km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (27km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (39km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (40km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (40km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (40km)

More information about Velzic, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Velzic, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (15km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (24km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (13km)
  • Puy Griou (15km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (18km)
  • Signal du Luguet (50km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (57km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (25km)

Geography and distances

Velzic is in the southern-centre of France at 12 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Velzic is 429 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Velzic

Canton: Aurillac 4e Canton

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15590

Distance to Velzic

from Aurillac (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 429 km

from Calais: 663 km

from Nice: 402 km

from Bordeaux: 247 km

from Strasbourg: 561 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Girgols, Laroquevieille, Lascelle, Marmanhac, Polminhac, Saint-Cirgues-de-Jordanne, Saint-Simon, Tournemire and Vic-sur-Cere.

This page in French: Visiter Velzic