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Visit Blaye: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel and fortifications built here by Vauban in the 18th century

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Blaye. For detailed visitor information see the Blaye travel guide.

Blaye is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 33 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Blaye is 473 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Pauillac at 10 km and Vertheuil at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Blaye, 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 Blaye 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 Blaye


Markets in and near Blaye

Market days in Blaye: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (15km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (22km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (24km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (26km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (27km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (27km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (27km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (28km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Blaye, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Blaye, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (5km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (32km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (34km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (11km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (38km)
  • Pointe de Grave (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Blaye

Canton: Blaye

Arrondissement: Blaye

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33390

Distance to Blaye

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 473 km

from Calais: 674 km

from Nice: 649 km

from Bordeaux: 33 km

from Strasbourg: 746 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berson, Cars, Cussac-Fort-Medoc, Fours, Lamarque, Mazion, Plassac, Saint-Ciers-de-Canesse, Saint-Genes-de-Blaye, Saint-Martin-Lacaussade, Saint-Paul, Saint-Seurin-de-Cursac and Villeneuve.

This page in French: Visiter Blaye

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