Merignac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Merignac in Gironde

Photo is of Musée des Beaux Arts at 5 km from Merignac

Visit Merignac: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Musée des Beaux Arts at 5 km and Bordeaux at 5 km.

Merignac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide


at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux Cathedral

Bordeaux Cathedral

Church at 6 km (direction east)

Bordeaux cathedral is a gothic cathedral in the heart of Bordeaux's historic old town....

See Bordeaux Cathedral guide
Musée d\'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide


at 6 km (direction east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Les Bassins des Lumieres

Les Bassins des Lumieres

at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

The Bassins des Lumierès is the largest digital art installation in the world and...

See Les Bassins des Lumieres guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Margaux guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Blaye guide


at 33 km (direction east)

Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found the center of Libourne to...

See Libourne guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The port at Biganos is surrounded by pretty cabins in painted colours...

See Port de Biganos guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Andernos-les-Bains guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lacanau guide

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Map of places to visit near Merignac


Markets in and near Merignac

  • Eysines: market Sunday (5km)
  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (5km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (6km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (8km)
  • Gradignan: market Saturday (8km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Cestas: market Sunday (11km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (12km)
  • Leognan: market Saturday (12km)

More information about Merignac, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Merignac, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (6km)
  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (25km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (28km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Grenade (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (24km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (27km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (28km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Malle (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (23km)
  • Domaine de Certes (34km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (45km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (45km)
  • Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (6km)

Geography and distances

Merignac is in the south-west of France at 5 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Merignac is 501 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merignac

Canton: Mérignac

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33700

Distance to Merignac

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 501 km

from Calais: 704 km

from Nice: 643 km

from Bordeaux: 6 km

from Strasbourg: 763 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 Merignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bordeaux, Bruges, Eysines, Le Bouscat, Le Haillan, Pessac and Talence.

This page in French: Visiter Merignac