Venelles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Venelles in Bouches-du-Rhone

Photo is of Aix-en-Provence at 9 km from Venelles

Visit Venelles: highlights and tourist information

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Venelles is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Venelles in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aix-en-Provence at 9 km and Pertuis at 11 km.

Venelles, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with many museums and...

See Aix-en-Provence guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Pertuis is a small Provencal town to the south of the Luberon Regional Natural...

See Pertuis guide
Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

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Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

See Ansouis guide


at 18 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional Natural Park...

See Cadenet guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque old town...

See Cucuron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon region...

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Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the village of...

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at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in Bonnieux and...

See Bonnieux guide


at 31 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the Luberon, stands...

See Lacoste guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 31 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known for its...

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at 32 km (direction west)

The castle and Collegiale church of Saint-Laurent are among the principal places of interest...

See Salon-de-Provence guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the baroque style...

See Apt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are overflowing with...

See Menerbes guide

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Markets in and near Venelles

  • Aix-en-Provence: market every day except Sunday (8km)
  • Pertuis: market Friday (10km)
  • Jouques: market Sunday (12km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Gardanne: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Bouc-Bel-Air: market Sunday (17km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (17km)
  • Fuveau: market Thursday & Monday (17km)
  • Lambesc: market Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (19km)

More information about Venelles, Provence

Tourist attractions near Venelles, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (15km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (42km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (48km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (11km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (11km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (17km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (20km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (29km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (36km)
  • Parc Longchamp (39km)
  • Parc Borély (39km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (39km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (44km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (44km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (47km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (48km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Verdon (rivière) (25km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (25km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (29km)
  • Colorado Provencal (36km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (37km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (39km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (42km)
  • Cap Canaille (43km)
  • Calanque (44km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (45km)
  • Lac de Quinson (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (23km)

Geography and distances

Venelles is in the south-east of France at 35 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Venelles is 632 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Venelles

Canton: Aix-en-Provence-Nord-Est

Arrondissement: Aix-en-Provence

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13770

Distance to Venelles

from Marseille (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 632 km

from Calais: 862 km

from Nice: 144 km

from Bordeaux: 502 km

from Strasbourg: 581 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Venelles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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

This page in French: Visiter Venelles