Bordeaux tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Bordeaux is an unmissable town, one of the most lively and interesting in France and with lots to see and museums to visit...

Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux. For detailed visitor information see the Bordeaux travel guide.

Attractions in Bordeaux

The waterfront in Bordeaux is among the highlights of a visit to this lovely city: Bordeaux Waterfront

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux: Bordeaux-Chartrons

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

The Musée des Beaux Arts of Bordeaux has an interesting collection of fine art including works by Renoir and Rubens: Musée des Beaux Arts

Tourist classifications for Bordeaux include "heritage site", "national monument", "secteur sauvegarde", "town of art and history" and "zoo or wildlife park". It is unusual for a town to have 5 awards, which indicates how important Bordeaux is as a tourist destination!

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Musée des Beaux Arts at 0 km and Musée d'Aquitaine at 0 km.

Bordeaux, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

less than one km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum less than one km (direction west-south-west)

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 less than one km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide


at 1 km (direction north-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
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Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

The ruins of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure contain some very impressive...

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Margaux guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found the center of...

See Libourne guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel...

See Blaye guide


Heritage Site at 34 km (direction east)

Saint-Emilion is an exceptionally scenic town, and most unusual in being listed...

See Saint-Emilion guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Port de Biganos guide


at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Andernos-les-Bains guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The layout of the town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne still follows its original medieval...

See Sauveterre-de-Guyenne guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pauillac guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lacanau guide

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Markets in and near Bordeaux

Market days in Bordeaux: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday;

  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (0km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (6km)
  • Gradignan: market Saturday (8km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (8km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (9km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (9km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (10km)
  • Leognan: market Saturday (12km)

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Tourist attractions near Bordeaux, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (20km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (20km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (22km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (23km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Malle (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (23km)
  • Domaine de Certes (38km)

Geography and distances

Bordeaux is in the south-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Gironde department (general information: Bordeaux is 499 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bordeaux

Canton: Bordeaux

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33000

Distance to Bordeaux

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 499 km

from Calais: 703 km

from Nice: 637 km

from Bordeaux: 0 km

from Strasbourg: 759 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 Bordeaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Begles, Bouliac, Bruges, Cenon, Eysines, Floirac, Le Bouscat, Lormont, Merignac, Pessac and Talence.

This page in French: Visiter Bordeaux


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