Tourism labels in Aquitaine

National tourism labels and listed destinations

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The cities, towns and villages of Aquitaine listed have been awarded with one or several French tourism labels: Cities of art and history, Most beautiful villages of France, Most beautiful detours in France, Green resort, Listed resort, Towns and villages in Bloom.

CITIES OF ART AND HISTORY

The designation Ville d'art et d'histoire is a national label awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to cities and towns with a rich heritage which pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage and architecture and adopt measures to raise inhabitants' and visitors' awareness of their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Cities of art and history in Aquitaine:

Cities of art and history in Aquitaine

Bayonne
Bergerac
Bordeaux
La Réole

Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Pau
Périgueux
Sarlat-la-Canéda

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE

The label Plus beau village de France, is awarded by an association to beautiful French villages of under 2,000 inhabitants which possess a rich natural and built heritage – with at least two listed buildings – and pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful villages of France in Aquitaine:

Most beautiful villages of France in Aquitaine

Ainhoa
Belvès
Beynac-et-Cazenac
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Domme
La Bastide-Clairence
La Roque-Gageac
Limeuil

Monflanquin
Monpazier
Pujols
Saint-Amand-de-Coly
Saint-Jean-de-Côle
Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère
Sare

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL DETOURS IN FRANCE

The label Plus beau détour de France, is awarded by an association to medium-sized French towns (2,000 to 20,000 inhabitants) located away from the major trunk roads which possess all-year-round tourist facilities, a rich built heritage and an interesting environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful detours in France in Aquitaine:

Most beautiful detours in France in Aquitaine

Nontron

Sarlat-la-Canéda

 

GREEN RESORTS

The designation Station verte is a national label awarded to French nature, leisure and holiday tourist destinations located in unspoiled environments, in the countryside or in the mountains, which offer tourist and leisure facilities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Green resorts in Aquitaine:

Green resorts in Aquitaine

Amou
Ascain
Belvès
Cambo-les-Bains
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Castets
Duras
Gabarret
La Réole
La Roche-Chalais
Léon
Linxe
Moliets-et-Maa
Monflanquin
Montfort-en-Chalosse
Navarrenx

Nontron
Parcoul
Ribérac
Saint-Aulaye
Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Palais
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Saint-Sever
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Salles
Sare
Sorges
Trémolat
Vielle-Saint-Girons
Villefranche-du-Périgord
Villeréal

 

LISTED RESORTS

The label Station classée is awarded to seaside, spa, health, tourist, winter sports and mountaineering resorts which pursue a policy of high-quality tourist facilities and activities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Listed resorts in Aquitaine:

Listed resorts in Aquitaine

Anglet
Arcachon
Arès
Arette
Ascain
Aureilhan
Azur
Baudreix
Bayonne
Beynac-et-Cazenac
Biarritz
Bidart
Bielle
Biscarrosse
Bordeaux
Cambo-les-Bains
Capbreton
Carcans
Casteljaloux
Ciboure
Coux-et-Bigaroque
Dax
Domme
Eaux-Bonnes
Eugénie-les-Bains
Guéthary
Gujan-Mestras
Hendaye
Hourtin
La Roque-Gageac
La Teste-de-Buch
Lacanau
Lanton
Laruns
Le Bugue
Le Porge

Le Verdon-sur-Mer
Lège-Cap-Ferret
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Lestelle-Bétharram
Linxe
Lurbe-Saint-Christau
Messanges
Mimizan
Monflanquin
Naujac-sur-Mer
Ondres
Pau
Préchacq-les-Bains
Saint-André-d'Allas
Saint-Cybranet
Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère
Saint-Paul-lès-Dax
Salies-de-Béarn
Sanguinet
Sare
Sarlat-la-Canéda
Seignosse
Singleyrac
Siorac-en-Périgord
Soorts-Hossegor
Soulac-sur-Mer
Souraïde
Soustons
Urrugne
Vendays-Montalivet
Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Vitrac

 

FAMILY PLUS

The label Famille Plus, is recognised by the French Minister of State for Tourism and is awarded to towns and villages which are particularly tailored to welcoming families and offer many activities and events for children and adults. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Family Plus in Aquitaine:

Family Plus in Aquitaine

Arès
Bordeaux
Carcans

Hourtin
Lacanau
Seignosse

 

TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN BLOOM

The label Villes et villages fleuris is awarded each year by the French National Council of Cities, Towns and Villages in Bloom following a competition which judges criteria such as landscaped and plant heritage, flowering, respect for the environment and the living environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Towns and villages in Bloom in Aquitaine:

Towns and villages in Bloom in Aquitaine

Bergerac -
Biarritz -
Biscarrosse -
Blanquefort -
Hagetmau -
Mimizan -
Mont-de-Marsan -
Pau -
Périgueux -
Amou -
Andernos-les-Bains -
Ascain -
Aurice -
Bègles -
Boé -
Bon-Encontre -
Bruges -
Dax -
Gaas -
Hendaye -
Herm -
Lanouaille -
Marmande -
Mérignac -
Montfort-en-Chalosse -
Mourenx -
Nérac -
Oloron-Sainte-Marie -
Pouillon -
Saint-Jean-de-Luz -
Saint-Jean-de-Marsacq -
Saint-Paul-lès-Dax -
Saint-Sardos -
Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur -
Sarlat-la-Canéda -
Soorts-Hossegor -
Bassens -
Bénesse-lès-Dax -
Billère -
Bonnegarde -
Bordeaux -
Brannens -
Capbreton -
Casteljaloux -
Castelner -
Castets -
Cazalis -
Cenon -
Cocumont -
Dondas -
Fauillet -
Geloux -
Géus-d'Arzacq -
Gradignan -
Hautefort -
La Teste-de-Buch -
Lacommande -
Lalinde -
Larbey -
Le Passage -
Lescar -
Lussac -
Misson -
Mouguerre -
Nassiet -
Orthevielle -
Orthez -
Pessac -
Philondenx -
Pontenx-les-Forges -
Poudenx -
Ribérac -
Saint-Avit -
Saint-Eutrope-de-Born -
Saint-Justin -
Saint-Médard-d'Eyrans -
Saint-Médard-en-Jalles -
Saint-Paul-en-Born -
Saint-Seurin-sur-l'Isle -

Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse -
Sainte-Alvère -
Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois -
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande -
Salies-de-Béarn -
Siorac-de-Ribérac -
Tamniès -
Tarnos -
Tartas -
Terrasson-Lavilledieu -
Trélissac -
Villefranche-du-Périgord -
Villeneuve-sur-Lot -
Agen -
Ambès -
Arbis -
Arès -
Artigues-près-Bordeaux -
Arudy -
Bazas -
Bégaar -
Belhade -
Bosdarros -
Bouliac -
Braud-et-Saint-Louis -
Cadaujac -
Cadillac -
Canéjan -
Castelviel -
Ciboure -
Civrac-de-Blaye -
Cours-de-Monségur -
Estillac -
Fanlac -
Floirac -
Gastes -
Goos -
Jumilhac-le-Grand -
Jurançon -
La Brède -
La Réole -
Laglorieuse -
Landerrouat -
Laveyssière -
Le Haillan -
Losse -
Meilhan-sur-Garonne -
Messanges -
Mios -
Montaut -
Montpon-Ménestérol -
Montsoué -
Mugron -
Orliac -
Paunat -
Pimbo -
Pindères -
Poey-de-Lescar -
Rimons -
Roquefort -
Saint-André-de-Seignanx -
Saint-Aubin -
Saint-Aubin-de-Médoc -
Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde -
Saint-Denis-de-Pile -
Saint-Sauveur -
Saint-Sauveur-de-Puynormand -
Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens -
Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot -
Salles -
Sanguinet -
Sauvagnas -
Serres-Castet -
Talence -
Tosse -
Urrugne -
Uzos -
Villegouge -
Ygos-Saint-Saturnin -

 

BLUE FLAG

The Blue Flag label is awarded to seaside resorts and marinas that take account of environmental criteria in their economic and tourist development policies, and promote behaviour that respects nature and its treasures. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Blue Flag in Aquitaine:

Blue Flag in Aquitaine

Carcans
Grayan-et-l'Hôpital
Hourtin
Lacanau

Naujac-sur-Mer
Soulac-sur-Mer
Tamniès
Vendays-Montalivet

 
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