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Saint-Jean-d'Illac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Musée des Beaux Arts at 16 km from Saint-Jean-d'Illac

Visit Saint-Jean-d'Illac: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-d'Illac is situated in the Gironde department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Musée des Beaux Arts at 16 km and Bordeaux at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-d'Illac, 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 Saint-Jean-d'Illac 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 16 km (direction east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide


at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide


at 17 km (direction east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Port de Biganos guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

Andernos-les-Bains is a pleasant seaside town on the Bassin...

See Andernos-les-Bains guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Margaux guide
Port de Larros

Port de Larros

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Port de Larros guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lacanau guide
Arcachon Ville d'Automne

Arcachon Ville d'Automne

at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The Ville d'Automne is the eastern part of Arcachon, around the...

See Arcachon Ville d'Automne guide
Parc Mauresque

Parc Mauresque

Garden at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The Parc Mauresque is a large parc and garden...

See Parc Mauresque guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Arcachon is one of our favourite seaside resorts in France and...

See Arcachon guide
Arcachon Ville d'Eté

Arcachon Ville d'Eté

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Arcachon's 'summer town' is a very attractive sea side town next to...

See Arcachon Ville d'Eté guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-d'Illac


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-d'Illac

  • Cestas: market Sunday (11km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (13km)
  • Gradignan: market Saturday (14km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (16km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (16km)
  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (16km)
  • Leognan: market Saturday (17km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-d'Illac, France

What to do at Saint-Jean-d'Illac? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Jean-d'Illac.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (16km)
  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (34km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (37km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Grenade (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (31km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (34km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (38km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (38km)
  • Jardins du château de Malle (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Domaine de Certes (23km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (29km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (34km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (34km)
  • Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (7km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-d'Illac is in the south-west of France at 16 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-d'Illac is 509 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-d'Illac

Canton: Mérignac 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33127

Distance to Saint-Jean-d'Illac

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 509 km

from Calais: 710 km

from Nice: 653 km

from Bordeaux: 16 km

from Strasbourg: 773 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 Saint-Jean-d'Illac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Martignas-sur-Jalle.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-d'Illac

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