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Bruges tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bruges in Gironde

Photo is of Bordeaux-Chartrons at 5 km from Bruges

Visit Bruges: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bordeaux-Chartrons at 5 km and Bordeaux Waterfront at 6 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bruges, 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 Bruges in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Bordeaux-Chartrons

Bordeaux-Chartrons

at 5 km (direction south-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 6 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 6 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide
 
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Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
Margaux

Margaux

at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Margaux guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide
Blaye

Blaye

at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Blaye guide
Libourne

Libourne

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Libourne guide
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion

Heritage Site at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Emilion guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pauillac guide
Lacanau

Lacanau

at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lacanau guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Port de Biganos guide
Carcans

Carcans

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

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

See Carcans guide

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Map of places to visit near Bruges

 
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Markets in and near Bruges

Market days in Bruges: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Bruges: market Saturday (0km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (3km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (4km)
  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (6km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (7km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (8km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (10km)
  • Gradignan: market Saturday (13km)

More information about Bruges, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Bruges, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (6km)
  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (19km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (27km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (26km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (26km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Malle (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (17km)
  • Domaine de Certes (39km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (49km)
  • Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (62km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (12km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bruges is in the south-west of France at 6 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Bruges is 495 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bruges

Canton: Bouscat

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33520

Distance to Bruges

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 495 km

from Calais: 698 km

from Nice: 640 km

from Bordeaux: 6 km

from Strasbourg: 757 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 Bruges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanquefort, Bordeaux, Eysines, Le Bouscat, Le Haillan, Le Taillan-Medoc and Merignac.

This page in French: Visiter Bruges

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