Gradignan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Musée d\'Aquitaine at 8 km from Gradignan

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Musée d\'Aquitaine at 8 km and Musée des Beaux Arts at 8 km.

Gradignan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Musée d\'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide


at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Bordeaux Cathedral

Bordeaux Cathedral

Church at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

Bordeaux cathedral is a gothic cathedral in the heart of Bordeaux's historic old town....

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Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

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Les Bassins des Lumieres

Les Bassins des Lumieres

at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

The Bassins des Lumierès is the largest digital art installation in the world and...

See Les Bassins des Lumieres guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Margaux guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Libourne guide


at 38 km (direction west)

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

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Heritage Site at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Emilion guide
Port de Larros

Port de Larros

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

The Port de Larros is a traditional oyster village on the Bassin d'Arcachon...

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Markets in and near Gradignan

Market days in Gradignan: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Gradignan: market Saturday (0km)
  • Leognan: market Saturday (4km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Cestas: market Sunday (7km)
  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (8km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (13km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (13km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (16km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Gradignan, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (8km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (23km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (27km)
  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Grenade (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (27km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (30km)
  • Jardins du château de Malle (34km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (30km)
  • Domaine de Certes (33km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (45km)
  • Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (8km)

Geography and distances

Gradignan is in the south-west of France at 8 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Gradignan is 507 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gradignan

Canton: Gradignan

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33170

Distance to Gradignan

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 507 km

from Calais: 711 km

from Nice: 639 km

from Bordeaux: 8 km

from Strasbourg: 765 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 Gradignan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Begles, Canejan, Leognan, Pessac, Talence and Villenave-d'Ornon.

This page in French: Visiter Gradignan