Bassens is a commune in the Gironde department in the region of Aquitaine. The municipality is located in the catchment area of the city of Bordeaux. While Bassens in 1962 still had 3396 inhabitants, is one you currently 6944 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011). The community belongs to the community association Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux and is accessible by bus lines of the TBC.
Bassens is a wine community; the vineyards belong to the appellation Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux.