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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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournemire at 8 km and Aurillac at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Velzic, 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 Velzic in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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...

See Tournemire guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fontanges guide


at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

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...

See Salers guide


at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide


at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Marcoles guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mauriac guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 38 km (direction west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in ruins...

See Tours de Merle guide


at 39 km (direction south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in France, and...

See Mourjou guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 39 km (direction south), in the Aveyron department

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 39 km (direction south), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in the...

See Entraygues guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of Vieillevie...

See Vieillevie guide

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

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

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