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Sauternes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Reole at 25 km from Sauternes

Visit Sauternes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Reole at 25 km and Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sauternes, 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 Sauternes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

La Reole

La Reole

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Reole guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sauveterre-de-Guyenne guide
Monsegur

Monsegur

at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Monsegur guide
 
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Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

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 collection...

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux-Chartrons

Bordeaux-Chartrons

at 40 km (direction north-west)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Pellegrue

Pellegrue

at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pellegrue guide
Marmande

Marmande

at 41 km (direction east), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

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

See Marmande guide
Jardins de Beauchamp

Jardins de Beauchamp

Garden at 41 km (direction east), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

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

See Jardins de Beauchamp guide
Casteljaloux

Casteljaloux

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

Towards the south of Lot-et-Garonne, Casteljloux has a small historic centre...

See Casteljaloux guide
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion

Heritage Site at 43 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Emilion guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sauternes

 
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Markets in and near Sauternes

  • Langon: market Sunday & Friday (7km)
  • Cadillac: market Saturday (12km)
  • Bazas: market Saturday (15km)
  • Creon: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Grignols: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Leognan: market Saturday (30km)
  • Gradignan: market Saturday (34km)
  • Begles: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Branne: market Thursday & Saturday (36km)
  • Cestas: market Sunday (36km)

More information about Sauternes, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Sauternes, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Landes de Gascogne (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Malle (5km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (20km)
  • Jardins de Beauchamp (40km)
  • Jardin du cloître Notre-Dame (40km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (41km)
  • Jardins du Sardy (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sauternes is in the south-west of France at 39 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Sauternes is 523 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sauternes

Canton: Langon

Arrondissement: Langon

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33210

Distance to Sauternes

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 523 km

from Calais: 732 km

from Nice: 614 km

from Bordeaux: 39 km

from Strasbourg: 765 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 Sauternes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bommes, Budos, Fargues, Landiras, Le Nizan, Leogeats, Noaillan, Pujols-sur-Ciron and Roaillan.

This page in French: Visiter Sauternes

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