Ares tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ares: highlights and tourist information

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Ares is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 45 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Ares is 526 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Andernos-les-Bains at 4 km and Le Canon and l'Herbe at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ares, 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 Ares in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Ares

Markets in and near Ares

Market days in Ares: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Ares: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Andernos-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday & (3km)
  • Arcachon: market every day (12km)
  • Audenge: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Gujan-Mestras: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Cestas: market Sunday (35km)
  • Carcans: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (40km)

More information about Ares, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Ares, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ares.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Landes de Gascogne (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (8km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (9km)
  • Domaine de Certes (13km)
  • Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (31km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ares

Canton: Audenge

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33740

Distance to Ares

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 526 km

from Calais: 723 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 45 km

from Strasbourg: 799 km

Getting here

Ares is in the south-west of France. Most visitors will fly into Bordeaux airport (or Bergerac) while drivers should allow 7-8 hours driving time from the ports at Le Havre or Cherbourg. For driving distances to Ares from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andernos-les-Bains and Lege-Cap-Ferret.

This page in French: Visiter Ares