Lacanau tourism and travel guide

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Lacanau 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 Lacanau. For detailed visitor information see the Lacanau 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 Lacanau in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Hourtin at 23 km and Andernos-les-Bains at 26 km.

Lacanau, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Carcans guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

As well as its long beach, Hourtin also has the largest lake...

See Hourtin guide


at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Andernos-les-Bains guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Margaux guide
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Le Canon and l'Herbe

Le Canon and l'Herbe

at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

Canon and l'Herbe are very pretty traditional oyster fishing villages on the...

See Le Canon and l'Herbe guide


at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pauillac guide


at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Vertheuil guide
Parc Mauresque

Parc Mauresque

Garden at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Parc Mauresque guide
Arcachon Ville d'Automne

Arcachon Ville d'Automne

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Arcachon Ville d'Automne guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Arcachon guide
Arcachon Ville d'Eté

Arcachon Ville d'Eté

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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

Arcachon Ville d'Hiver

at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Arcachon Ville d'Hiver guide


at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Blaye guide
Arcachon town beach

Arcachon town beach

at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Arcachon town beach guide

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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

Lacanau is in the south-west of France at 42 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Lacanau is 503 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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