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Blaye tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pauillac at 10 km and Vertheuil at 19 km.

Blaye, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Margaux

Margaux

at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Margaux guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pauillac guide
Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Vertheuil guide
Lesparre-Medoc

Lesparre-Medoc

at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide
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Carcans

Carcans

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Carcans guide
Hourtin

Hourtin

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Hourtin guide
Bordeaux-Chartrons

Bordeaux-Chartrons

at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
Lacanau

Lacanau

at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lacanau guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Montalivet

Montalivet

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and has been...

See Montalivet guide

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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Blaye is in the south-west of France at 33 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Blaye is 473 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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