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Avensan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Avensan in Gironde

Photo is of Margaux at 7 km from Avensan

Visit Avensan: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Margaux

Margaux

at 7 km (direction east)

The village and region here are known worldwide because of...

See Margaux guide
Blaye

Blaye

at 13 km (direction north-east)

The town of Blaye is well known because of...

See Blaye guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 18 km (direction north-east)

The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding...

See Pauillac guide
Carcans

Carcans

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction west)

Although small, Carcans-Plage is one of our favourite beach resorts in...

See Carcans guide
 
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Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the...

See Vertheuil guide
Bordeaux-Chartrons

Bordeaux-Chartrons

at 25 km (direction south-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 26 km (direction south-east)

The Musée des Beaux Arts of Bordeaux has an...

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 26 km (direction south-east)

The waterfront in Bordeaux is among the highlights of a visit...

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 26 km (direction south-east)

Bordeaux is an unmissable town, one of the most lively and...

See Bordeaux guide
Lacanau

Lacanau

at 26 km (direction west)

The resort of Lcanau Ocean is the most important coastal resort...

See Lacanau guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 26 km (direction south-east)

The musée d'Aquitaine has an interesting collection relating to...

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
Hourtin

Hourtin

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

As well as its long beach, Hourtin also has the largest lake...

See Hourtin guide
Lesparre-Medoc

Lesparre-Medoc

at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can...

See Lesparre-Medoc guide
Andernos-les-Bains

Andernos-les-Bains

at 42 km (direction south-west)

Andernos-les-Bains is a pleasant seaside town on the Bassin...

See Andernos-les-Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Avensan

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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

What to do at Avensan? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Avensan is in the south-west of France at 26 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Avensan is 486 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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