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Saint-Palais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pauillac at 18 km from Saint-Palais

Visit Saint-Palais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pauillac at 18 km and Jonzac at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Palais, 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-Palais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The small town of Pauillac is best known for...

See Pauillac guide


at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey...

See Vertheuil guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Blaye guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


at 30 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower...

See Pons guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Margaux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Talmont guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Montalivet guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Hourtin guide


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

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Carcans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Palais


Markets in and near Saint-Palais

  • Montendre: market Thursday (14km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (28km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (30km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (36km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (38km)
  • Hourtin: market Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (40km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (40km)

More information about Saint-Palais, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Saint-Palais, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (16km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (25km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (43km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (18km)
  • Forêt de Pons (30km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (30km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (43km)
  • Pointe de Grave (43km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (46km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Saint-Palais is in the south-west of France at 53 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Palais is 452 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Palais

Canton: Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde

Arrondissement: Blaye

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33820

Distance to Saint-Palais

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 452 km

from Calais: 652 km

from Nice: 648 km

from Bordeaux: 53 km

from Strasbourg: 729 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-Palais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisredon, Marcillac, Saint-Aubin-de-Blaye, Saint-Bonnet-sur-Gironde, Saint-Caprais-de-Blaye, Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde and Soubran.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Palais

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