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Saint-Maixant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Maixant in Gironde

Photo is of La Reole at 17 km from Saint-Maixant

Visit Saint-Maixant: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Reole at 17 km and Sauveterre-de-Guyenne at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Maixant, 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-Maixant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

La Reole

La Reole

at 17 km (direction east)

Largely ignored by visitors because of its proximity to Bordeaux we found...

See La Reole guide
Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

at 19 km (direction north-east)

The layout of the town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne still follows its...

See Sauveterre-de-Guyenne guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide
Monsegur

Monsegur

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

The bastide town of Monsegur, in the Dropt Valley, has a substantial...

See Monsegur guide
 
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Pellegrue

Pellegrue

at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

Pellegrue is a very small village but well worth exploring when you...

See Pellegrue guide
Marmande

Marmande

at 35 km (direction east), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The town of Marmande is not usually visited by tourists but if...

See Marmande guide
Jardins de Beauchamp

Jardins de Beauchamp

Garden at 35 km (direction east), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The Jardins de Beauchamp is an attractive garden on...

See Jardins de Beauchamp guide
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion

Heritage Site at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Emilion guide
Duras

Duras

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

Duras is a quiet town that is above all known for...

See Duras guide
Libourne

Libourne

at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found...

See Libourne guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Maixant

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Maixant

  • Langon: market Sunday & Friday (3km)
  • Cadillac: market Saturday (8km)
  • Bazas: market Saturday (16km)
  • Creon: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Grignols: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Branne: market Thursday & Saturday (29km)
  • Leognan: market Saturday (32km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Castillon-la-Bataille: market Monday (35km)
  • Gradignan: market Saturday (35km)

More information about Saint-Maixant, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Saint-Maixant, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Landes de Gascogne (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Malle (3km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (19km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (20km)
  • Jardins de Beauchamp (34km)
  • Jardin du cloître Notre-Dame (34km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (36km)
  • Jardins du Sardy (43km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Maixant is in the south-west of France at 39 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maixant is 516 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maixant

Canton: Saint-Macaire

Arrondissement: Langon

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33490

Distance to Saint-Maixant

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 516 km

from Calais: 726 km

from Nice: 608 km

from Bordeaux: 38 km

from Strasbourg: 756 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-Maixant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barsac, Fargues, Gabarnac, Langon, Le Pian-sur-Garonne, Loupiac, Monprimblanc, Preignac, Saint-Andre-du-Bois, Saint-Macaire, Saint-Pierre-d'Aurillac, Saint-Pierre-de-Mons, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Semens, Toulenne and Verdelais.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Maixant

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