Gujan-Mestras tourism and travel guide

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

Attractions in Gujan-Mestras

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Port de Larros at 1 km and La Teste de Buch salt flats at 6 km.

Gujan-Mestras, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Port de Larros

Port de Larros

less than one km (direction north-west)

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

See Port de Larros guide
La Teste de Buch salt flats

La Teste de Buch salt flats

at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

The salt flats at La Teste de Buch have an attractive walk through the...

See La Teste de Buch salt flats guide
La Teste de Buch port ostreicole

La Teste de Buch port ostreicole

at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

The oyster port of La Teste de Buch with its small cabins and mix...

See La Teste de Buch port ostreicole guide
Arcachon Ville d\'Automne

Arcachon Ville d'Automne

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

The Ville d'Automne is the eastern part of Arcachon, around the port area and...

See Arcachon Ville d'Automne guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Port de Biganos guide
Arcachon Zoo

Arcachon Zoo

at 8 km (direction south-west)

Arcachon zoo is home to over 800 animals including rhino, elephants and tigers....

See Arcachon Zoo guide
Parc Mauresque

Parc Mauresque

Garden at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

The Parc Mauresque is a large parc and garden in the heart of the...

See Parc Mauresque guide
Arcachon town beach

Arcachon town beach

at 8 km (direction west)

The town beach of Arcachon is a long sandy beach with lots of facilities....

See Arcachon town beach guide
Arcachon Pereire beach

Arcachon Pereire beach

at 8 km (direction west)

Arcachon's Pereire beach is a favourite with locals and holiday makers. ...

See Arcachon Pereire beach guide


Seaside resort at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

Arcachon is one of our favourite seaside resorts in France and has lots to...

See Arcachon guide
Arcachon Ville d\'Eté

Arcachon Ville d'Eté

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

Arcachon's 'summer town' is a very attractive sea side town next to long sandy...

See Arcachon Ville d'Eté guide
Arcachon Ville d\'Hiver

Arcachon Ville d'Hiver

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

Visit the beautiful villas in the Ville d'Hiver of Arcachon....

See Arcachon Ville d'Hiver guide
Le Moulleau

Le Moulleau

Seaside resort at 11 km (direction west)

Le Moulleau is a popular and attractive coastal and beach resort to the west...

See Le Moulleau guide


at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Andernos-les-Bains guide

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Markets in and near Gujan-Mestras

Market days in Gujan-Mestras: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Gujan-Mestras: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Audenge: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Arcachon: market every day (7km)
  • Andernos-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday & (12km)
  • Ares: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Biscarrosse: market every day (28km)
  • Parentis-en-Born: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)
  • Cestas: market Sunday (32km)
  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (38km)

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Tourist attractions near Gujan-Mestras, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (45km)
  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (63km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Landes de Gascogne (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Domaine de Certes (7km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (9km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (11km)
  • Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (18km)
  • Etang de Biscarrosse et Parentis (33km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (35km)

Geography and distances

Gujan-Mestras is in the south-west of France at 45 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Gujan-Mestras is 536 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gujan-Mestras

Canton: Teste-de-Buch

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33470

Distance to Gujan-Mestras

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 536 km

from Calais: 735 km

from Nice: 673 km

from Bordeaux: 45 km

from Strasbourg: 803 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 Gujan-Mestras from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Audenge, La Teste-de-Buch and Le Teich.

This page in French: Visiter Gujan-Mestras