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Le Bouscat

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

Not far from Bordeaux, Le Bouscat draws its features. Simple place still in the eleventh century, the town enjoys a bucolic environment. The woods and the vine are mingled in a verdant mosaic as far as the eye can see grafting plots cultivated. It was not until the 19th century that the commune left its rural air and began to take on the appearance of a city. The stalls punctuate the streets in order to offer businesses to the agricultural workers and the bourgeois houses flourish here and there. The aristocracy of Bordeaux makes it its stronghold of the weekend, enjoying these few days in the countryside. But soon, Le Bouscat becomes more than a suburb of Bordeaux and ties close to the neighboring city. Today, the tram connects the two cities and Le Bouscat continues its rise.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Bouscat
Latitude44.8651640 (N 44° 51’ 55”)
Longitude-0.5994400 (W 0° 35’ 58”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 27m
Surface area5.28 km²
Population23829 inhabitants
Density4513 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (5.9 km, 15 min)
Insee code33069
IntercommunalityME de Bordeaux

Nearest cities & towns

Bruges3.1 km (6 min)
Bordeaux4.7 km (13 min)
Eysines5.4 km (10 min)
Blanquefort7 km (13 min)
Le Haillan7.5 km (13 min)
Le Taillan-Médoc8 km (14 min)
Artigues-près-Bordeaux8.7 km (17 min)
Lormont8.9 km (12 min)
Pessac8.9 km (18 min)
Mérignac9 km (15 min)
Talence9.4 km (19 min)
Floirac10.1 km (19 min)
Bègles10.2 km (20 min)
Parempuyre11 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

It is in a rural setting that the city offers a stroll in the rather remarkable past. Disseminated in the commune, the historical heritage takes you into Le Bouscat of old. Beginning with the church of Sainte-Clotilde dating from 1854. Its bell tower of Romanesque inspiration is worth a glance. It houses the copies of the sculptures of Saint-Seurin and Sainte-Croix. Farther away, the castel castle of Andorte, classified as a Historic Monument, stands in the landscape of the Chêneraie park. Dating from the 18th century, it bears the name of the lord who once occupied the castle. Continuing the walk, you will arrive near the Villa Maria-Luisa, witness of the time when the Bordeaux bourgeoisie came to relax at the Bouscat weekend. Nearby, the Villa Jeanne is registered with the Historic Monuments. On the site of the now-extinct arenas remains the sculpture called Selinger's Bullfighting. Finally, the walk ends at the suburban hospital of Bouscat.

At Au Bouscat, there are no fewer than 15.7 hectares of green spaces waiting for you spread across the city into parks and gardens. The park of the Ermitage is a haven of peace. Country mosaic of different species, the park shelters a rose garden, a labyrinth vegetal, a box to read and also a playground. The Parc de la Chêneraie mentioned above also has a playground, a box to read and a melting pot of holm oaks and of the most remarkable micocouliers. Park Marceau is an ideal place for walks. The garden of Arnstadt, for its part, is the symbol of the twinning with a German city. The communal greenhouses open their doors to the public during festivities related to sustainable development. No less than 45,000 plants are grown in the greenhouse.

Finally, for a moment of relaxation, a plunge into the municipal swimming pool, open during the school holidays, will be welcome.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

The last weekend of March, the youth book fair opens its doors. On the program, authors in dedication, conference and literary cafés. Indulge !

Mid-May, the Garden Festival is in full swing. It is a myriad of colors and scents that awaits you.

In early June, come and encourage your favorite riders for the cycling night.

In mid-June, artists are guests of honor at Le Bouscat with the Rendez-vous des Artistes.

End of September, the feast of the horse makes its parade at the Bouscat. On the program, competition and demonstration of these magnificent equines.

In December, the Christmas market awaits you for your last races before the arrival of Santa Claus.


Wednesday 20 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 26°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Day bike tour in the vineyards of Saint-Emilion with wine tasting!
Local flavours145 € Bordeaux (2.8 km)
Gourmet day: tastings and wine tours!
Local flavours145 € Bordeaux (2.8 km)
Discover Arcachon Bay and the vineyards of Médoc
Nature and the great outdoors154 € Bordeaux (2.8 km)
Discover Arcachon Bay and the Dune of Pilat
Nature and the great outdoors65 € Bordeaux (2.8 km)
Private Citroen 2cv tour around the monuments of Bordeaux and taste Cannelés
Culture and education110 € Bordeaux (3.1 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hike of "Prignac et Marcamps"
HikeEasy1h50Prignac-et-Marcamps (21 km)
Bossugan-Ruch through the vineyard
HikeEasy2h30Bossugan (44 km)
Chêneraie Park
HikeEasy2h00Gujan-Mestras (45 km)
Mios-Bazas cycle path
Cycling itineraryEasy8h00Le Nizan (50 km)
Heritage trail
Village visitEasy1h20Bazas (57 km)


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