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Lacanau tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lacanau: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The resort of Lcanau Ocean is the most important coastal resort on the Medoc peninsula

Important note

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

Lacanau is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 42 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Lacanau is 503 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Hourtin at 23 km and Andernos-les-Bains at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lacanau, 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 Lacanau 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 Lacanau


Markets in and near Lacanau

Market days in Lacanau: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Carcans: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (23km)
  • Hourtin: market Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Ares: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Andernos-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday & (26km)
  • Audenge: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (36km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (36km)

More information about Lacanau, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Lacanau, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (32km)
  • Domaine de Certes (33km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (34km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lacanau

Canton: Castelnau-de-Médoc

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33680

Distance to Lacanau

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 503 km

from Calais: 699 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 43 km

from Strasbourg: 782 km

Getting here

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

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Lacanau

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