Ares tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Andernos-les-Bains at 4 km from Ares

Visit Ares: highlights and tourist information

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Ares is situated in the Gironde department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ares in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Andernos-les-Bains at 4 km and Le Canon and l'Herbe at 11 km.

Ares, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

Andernos-les-Bains is a pleasant seaside town on the Bassin d'Arcachon in SW...

See Andernos-les-Bains guide
Le Canon and l'Herbe

Le Canon and l'Herbe

at 11 km (direction south-west)

Canon and l'Herbe are very pretty traditional oyster fishing villages on the...

See Le Canon and l'Herbe guide
Parc Mauresque

Parc Mauresque

Garden at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

The Parc Mauresque is a large parc and garden in the heart...

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Arcachon Ville d'Automne

Arcachon Ville d'Automne

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

The Ville d'Automne is the eastern part of Arcachon, around the port...

See Arcachon Ville d'Automne guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

Arcachon is one of our favourite seaside resorts in France and has...

See Arcachon guide
Arcachon Ville d'Eté

Arcachon Ville d'Eté

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

Arcachon's 'summer town' is a very attractive sea side town next to...

See Arcachon Ville d'Eté guide
Arcachon Ville d'Hiver

Arcachon Ville d'Hiver

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

Visit the beautiful villas in the Ville d'Hiver of Arcachon....

See Arcachon Ville d'Hiver guide
Arcachon town beach

Arcachon town beach

at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

The town beach of Arcachon is a long sandy beach with lots...

See Arcachon town beach guide
Arcachon's Pereire beach

Arcachon's Pereire beach

at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

Arcachon's Pereire beach is a favourite with locals and holiday makers. ...

See Arcachon's Pereire beach guide
Port de Larros

Port de Larros

at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

The Port de Larros is a traditional oyster village on the Bassin...

See Port de Larros guide
Le Moulleau

Le Moulleau

Seaside resort at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

Le Moulleau is a popular and attractive coastal and beach resort to...

See Le Moulleau guide
La Teste de Buch salt flats

La Teste de Buch salt flats

at 16 km (direction south)

The salt flats at La Teste de Buch have an attractive walk...

See La Teste de Buch salt flats guide
La Teste de Buch port ostreicole

La Teste de Buch port ostreicole

at 16 km (direction south)

The oyster port of La Teste de Buch with its small cabins...

See La Teste de Buch port ostreicole guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 18 km (direction south-east)

The port at Biganos is surrounded by pretty cabins in painted colours...

See Port de Biganos guide

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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

What to do at Ares? 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

Ares is in the south-west of France at 45 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Ares is 526 kilometres from Paris).

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

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