Hourtin tourism and travel guide

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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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lesparre-Medoc at 17 km and Montalivet at 19 km.

Hourtin, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 12 km (direction south)

Although small, Carcans-Plage is one of our favourite beach resorts in the Medoc...

See Carcans guide


at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Montalivet guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vertheuil guide


at 23 km (direction south)

The resort of Lcanau Ocean is the most important coastal resort on the Medoc...

See Lacanau guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Pauillac guide


at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


at 32 km (direction east)

The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel and fortifications...

See Blaye guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Margaux guide


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

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

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 beaches...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


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 for the imposing...

See Talmont guide
Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

The Church Sainte-Radegonde is a roman style church of the 12th century on the...

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide


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

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can also see...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Gironde

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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)

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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)

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