Talais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Talais in Gironde

Photo is of Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc at 5 km from Talais

Visit Talais: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Talais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc at 5 km and Soulac-sur-Mer at 7 km.

Talais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


at 12 km (direction north-east), 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 13 km (direction south)

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

See Montalivet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Talmont guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along...

See Royan guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 28 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vertheuil guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south)

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

See Hourtin guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand...

See La Tremblade guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide

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Map of places to visit near Talais


Markets in and near Talais

  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (16km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (17km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (18km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (25km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (28km)

More information about Talais, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Talais, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (28km)
  • La Roche Courbon (44km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Grave (7km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (14km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (16km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (29km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (33km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (33km)
  • Forêt de Pons (41km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (42km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (26km)

Geography and distances

Talais is in the south-west of France at 80 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Talais is 456 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Talais

Canton: Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc

Arrondissement: Lesparre-Médoc

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33590

Distance to Talais

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 80 km

from Paris: 456 km

from Calais: 646 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 80 km

from Strasbourg: 751 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 Talais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Grayan-et-l'Hopital, Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc and Soulac-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Talais