Carcans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carcans in Gironde

Visit Carcans: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Although small, Carcans-Plage is one of our favourite beach resorts in the Medoc

Important note

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

Carcans is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 45 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Carcans is 492 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Hourtin at 12 km and Vertheuil at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Carcans, 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 Carcans 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 Carcans

Markets in and near Carcans

Market days in Carcans: seasonal market: Wednesday;

  • Carcans: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Hourtin: market Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (20km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Ares: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (37km)
  • Andernos-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday & (38km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (38km)

More information about Carcans, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Carcans, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Carcans.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (43km)
  • Pey-Berland Tower (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (25km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (35km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (44km)
  • Domaine de Certes (44km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (45km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Carcans

Canton: Saint-Laurent-Médoc

Arrondissement: Lesparre-Médoc

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33121

Distance to Carcans

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 492 km

from Calais: 687 km

from Nice: 678 km

from Bordeaux: 46 km

from Strasbourg: 773 km

Getting here

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

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Carcans