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Sainte-Helene tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Helene in Gironde

Photo is of Lacanau at 16 km from Sainte-Helene

Visit Sainte-Helene: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lacanau at 16 km and Carcans at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Helene, 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 Sainte-Helene in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Lacanau guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Carcans guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Margaux guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Blaye guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See Hourtin guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pauillac guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide


at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Andernos-les-Bains guide


at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vertheuil guide
Port de Biganos

Port de Biganos

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Port de Biganos guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Helene


Markets in and near Sainte-Helene

  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (10km)
  • Lacanau: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Carcans: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Blanquefort: market Saturday (20km)
  • Eysines: market Sunday (21km)
  • Bruges: market Saturday (23km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Bordeaux: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Hourtin: market Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday - seasonal market only (28km)

More information about Sainte-Helene, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Helene, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Pey-Berland Tower (28km)
  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (31km)
  • Sauve-Majeure Abbey (50km)
  • Cadillac Chateau (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château Lanessan (21km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (43km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (46km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (46km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (23km)
  • Domaine de Certes (33km)
  • Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (38km)
  • Bassin d'Arcachon (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (23km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Helene is in the south-west of France at 28 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Helene is 497 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Helene

Canton: Castelnau-de-Médoc

Arrondissement: Bordeaux

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33480

Distance to Sainte-Helene

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 497 km

from Calais: 696 km

from Nice: 663 km

from Bordeaux: 28 km

from Strasbourg: 770 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 Sainte-Helene from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Salaunes.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Helene

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