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Pauillac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pauillac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding wine chateaux such as Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Mouton Rothschild

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Blaye at 10 km and Margaux at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pauillac, 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 Pauillac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Vertheuil guide
Blaye

Blaye

at 10 km (direction south-east)

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

See Blaye guide
Margaux

Margaux

at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Margaux guide
Lesparre-Medoc

Lesparre-Medoc

at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide
 
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Hourtin

Hourtin

Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Hourtin guide
Carcans

Carcans

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Carcans guide
Montalivet

Montalivet

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and has been...

See Montalivet guide
Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

at 34 km (direction north-west)

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide
Lacanau

Lacanau

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lacanau guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for...

See Talmont guide
Bordeaux-Chartrons

Bordeaux-Chartrons

at 41 km (direction south-south-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pauillac

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Markets in and near Pauillac

  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (19km)
  • Hourtin: market Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Carcans: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (29km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (30km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (33km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (35km)
  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (36km)

More information about Pauillac, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Pauillac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (26km)
  • Pey-Berland Tower (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (9km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (27km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (20km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (32km)
  • Pointe de Grave (44km)
  • Forêt de Pons (46km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pauillac is in the south-west of France at 42 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Pauillac is 470 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pauillac

Canton: Pauillac

Arrondissement: Lesparre-Médoc

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33250

Distance to Pauillac

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 470 km

from Calais: 668 km

from Nice: 657 km

from Bordeaux: 42 km

from Strasbourg: 747 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 Pauillac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Julien-Beychevelle and Saint-Laurent-Medoc.

This page in French: Visiter Pauillac

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