Avensan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Avensan in Gironde

Visit Avensan: highlights and tourist information

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Avensan is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 26 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Avensan is 486 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Margaux at 7 km and Blaye at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avensan, 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 Avensan 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 Avensan

Markets in and near Avensan

  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (3km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (17km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (19km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (20km)
  • Carcans: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (24km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (24km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (25km)
  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (26km)

More information about Avensan, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Avensan, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (20km)
  • Pey-Berland Tower (26km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (46km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (9km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (34km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (38km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (44km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (46km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (12km)
  • Domaine de Certes (44km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (50km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (26km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avensan

Canton: Castelnau-de-Médoc

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33480

Distance to Avensan

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 486 km

from Calais: 686 km

from Nice: 655 km

from Bordeaux: 26 km

from Strasbourg: 758 km

Getting here

Avensan 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 Avensan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcins, Arsac, Castelnau-de-Medoc, Listrac-Medoc, Moulis-en-Medoc and Soussans.

This page in French: Visiter Avensan