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Pessac tourism and travel guide

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

Visit Pessac: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
 
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Bordeaux-Chartrons

Bordeaux-Chartrons

at 7 km (direction north-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide
Margaux

Margaux

at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Margaux guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Port de Biganos guide
Libourne

Libourne

at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Libourne guide
Blaye

Blaye

at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Blaye guide
Andernos-les-Bains

Andernos-les-Bains

at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Andernos-les-Bains guide
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion

Heritage Site at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Emilion guide
Port de Larros

Port de Larros

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

The Port de Larros is a traditional oyster village on the Bassin...

See Port de Larros guide
Lacanau

Lacanau

at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lacanau guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pessac

 
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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Pessac is in the south-west of France at 5 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Pessac is 504 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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