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Margaux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Margaux: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The village and region here are known worldwide because of the prestigious wines from Chateau Margaux

Margaux 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 Margaux. For detailed visitor information see the Margaux travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pauillac at 19 km and Bordeaux-Chartrons at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Margaux, 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 Margaux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction )

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

See Blaye guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pauillac guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Vertheuil guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Carcans guide


at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Lacanau guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Hourtin guide


at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Libourne guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 42 km (direction south-east)

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

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide

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

Map of places to visit near Margaux


Markets in and near Margaux

  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (10km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (14km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (17km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (18km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (19km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (20km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (21km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Margaux, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Margaux, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (14km)
  • Pey-Berland Tower (24km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (42km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (53km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (9km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (43km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (44km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (5km)
  • Domaine de Certes (48km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (55km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (26km)

Geography and distances

Margaux is in the south-west of France at 24 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Margaux is 482 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Margaux

Canton: Castelnau-de-Médoc

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33460

Distance to Margaux

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 482 km

from Calais: 683 km

from Nice: 648 km

from Bordeaux: 24 km

from Strasbourg: 752 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 Margaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcins, Arsac, Bayon-sur-Gironde, Cantenac, Comps, Gauriac, Labarde, Macau, Saint-Ciers-de-Canesse, Soussans and Villeneuve.

This page in French: Visiter Margaux

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