Hourtin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Hourtin in Gironde

Visit Hourtin: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: As well as its long beach, Hourtin also has the largest lake in France with lots of leisure activities

Important note

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

Hourtin is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 54 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Hourtin is 483 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lesparre-Medoc at 17 km and Montalivet at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Hourtin, 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 Hourtin 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 Hourtin

Markets in and near Hourtin

Market days in Hourtin: seasonal market: Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday;

  • Hourtin: market Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Carcans: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (27km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (42km)
  • Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday - seasonal market only (44km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (45km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (46km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (48km)

More information about Hourtin, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Hourtin, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (47km)
  • Pey-Berland Tower (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (27km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Grave (38km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (39km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (45km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (46km)
  • Forêt de Pons (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (51km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Hourtin

Canton: Saint-Laurent-Médoc

Arrondissement: Lesparre-Médoc

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33990

Distance to Hourtin

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 483 km

from Calais: 676 km

from Nice: 681 km

from Bordeaux: 54 km

from Strasbourg: 768 km

Getting here

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

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Hourtin