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Macau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Macau in Gironde

Photo is of Margaux at 6 km from Macau

Visit Macau: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Margaux at 6 km and Blaye at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Macau, 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 Macau in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Margaux guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Blaye guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

The waterfront in Bordeaux is among the highlights of a...

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

Bordeaux is an unmissable town, one of the most lively and...

See Bordeaux guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

The Musée des Beaux Arts of Bordeaux has an interesting collection...

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

The musée d'Aquitaine has an interesting collection relating to Bordeaux since...

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pauillac guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found the...

See Libourne guide


at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Vertheuil guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Carcans guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 36 km (direction south-east)

The ruins of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure contain some very...

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Lacanau guide


Heritage Site at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Saint-Emilion is an exceptionally scenic town, and most unusual...

See Saint-Emilion guide

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

Map of places to visit near Macau


Markets in and near Macau

  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (11km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (14km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (14km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (14km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (14km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (14km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (15km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (19km)

More information about Macau, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Macau, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (10km)
  • Pey-Berland Tower (19km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (36km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (15km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (22km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (38km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (4km)
  • Domaine de Certes (48km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (56km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (24km)

Geography and distances

Macau is in the south-west of France at 19 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Macau is 483 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Macau

Canton: Blanquefort

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33460

Distance to Macau

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 483 km

from Calais: 685 km

from Nice: 643 km

from Bordeaux: 19 km

from Strasbourg: 750 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 Macau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bayon-sur-Gironde, Bourg, Cantenac, Gauriac, Labarde, Lansac, Le Pian-Medoc, Ludon-Medoc, Margaux and Saint-Seurin-de-Bourg.

This page in French: Visiter Macau

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