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Pessac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pessac: highlights and tourist information

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Pessac is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 5 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Pessac is 504 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Musée des Beaux Arts at 5 km and Bordeaux at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pessac, 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 Pessac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Pessac

Markets in and near Pessac

  • Gradignan: market Saturday (4km)
  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (5km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Leognan: market Saturday (8km)
  • Cestas: market Sunday (8km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (9km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (9km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (12km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (14km)

More information about Pessac, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Pessac, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (6km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (26km)
  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (28km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Grenade (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (20km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (27km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (29km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Malle (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (26km)
  • Domaine de Certes (33km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (44km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (45km)
  • Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (5km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pessac

Canton: Pessac

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33600

Distance to Pessac

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 504 km

from Calais: 708 km

from Nice: 641 km

from Bordeaux: 6 km

from Strasbourg: 764 km

Getting here

Pessac is in the south-west of France. 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 Pessac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bordeaux, Canejan, Gradignan, Merignac, Talence and Villenave-d'Ornon.

This page in French: Visiter Pessac

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