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Hourtin tourism and travel guide

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Visit Hourtin: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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.

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

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!

Carcans

Carcans

Seaside resort at 12 km (direction south)

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

See Carcans guide
Lesparre-Medoc

Lesparre-Medoc

at 17 km (direction north-east)

A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can see the...

See Lesparre-Medoc guide
Montalivet

Montalivet

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction north-east)

The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and...

See Montalivet guide
Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the...

See Vertheuil guide
 
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Lacanau

Lacanau

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Lacanau guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 24 km (direction east)

The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding wine...

See Pauillac guide
Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

at 27 km (direction east)

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide
Blaye

Blaye

at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Blaye guide
Margaux

Margaux

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Margaux guide
Soulac-sur-Mer

Soulac-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

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

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known...

See Talmont guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the...

See Royan guide

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Map of places to visit near Hourtin

 
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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

What to do at Hourtin? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Hourtin is in the south-west of France at 54 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Hourtin is 483 kilometres from Paris).

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

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.

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This page in French: Visiter Hourtin

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