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Guide of Aquitaine

Tourism, holidays & weekends in Aquitaine

Guide of Aquitaine - Tourism, holidays & weekends in Aquitaine

The ultimate summer destination, Aquitaine not only enjoys a mild, sunny climate, but also an ideal location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountains. Boasting wonderfully diverse scenery, ranging from the famous Bordelais vineyard to the splendid Pyrenean massifs, through the peaceful Dordogne Valley, the superb Bay of Arcachon or the picturesque Basque Country, this magnificent region at the heart of south-west France offers holidaymakers a vast range of activities and discoveries. With its many remarkable sites, it can be proud of a whole host of natural and architectural treasures, and combines the joys of the beach and the ocean with the attractions of the forest and lakes. The most unmissable tourist destinations include the Cities of Art and History of Bayonne, Bordeaux, Périgueux and Pau, the castles of Bonaguil, Cazeneuve and Roquetaillade, the medieval cities of Saint-Émilion and Sarlat-la-Canéda, the seaside resorts of Arcachon, Biarritz, Capbreton, Hossegor and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the typical Basque Country villages, the gardens of Eyrignac and Marqueyssac, the tall Dune of Pilat and the charming fortified towns of Lot-et-Garonne.

Aquitaine is also a great place for lovers of relaxation and leisure sports, with its immense sandy beaches, its salty waves so highly prized by surfers, its lakes for water sports, its pine forests interspersed with cycle paths, its spa resorts with their health-giving waters, its ski areas and its countless hiking trails. Gourmets in search of fine flavours will also find plenty to enjoy, as the region is famed for its specialities and regional products like Bordeaux, Bergerac and Jurançon wines, Bay of Archachon oysters, Agen prunes, Landes poultry and foie gras, Périgord truffle, Chalosse beef, Bayonne ham, poule au pot (pot-cooked chicken) and Basque cake.

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In the Dordogne, the outstanding prehistoric sites of the Vézère valley, the magnificent castles of the Dordogne valley, the unspoiled landscapes, the magnificent parks and gardens perfect for a stroll, and the charming villages, make it a wonderful place to visit.


Biggest département in France, the Gironde holds numerous assets: prestigious vineyard known all over the world; beautiful fortified towns and villages; the Arcachon Basin bordered with charming oyster villages; the city of Bordeaux, capital of Aquitaine and UNESCO World Heritage Site...


The vast sandy plain of the Regional Nature Park covered with nice-smelling maritime pines, the oceanic coast bordered with long beaches of fine sand, the peaceful ponds and the pleasant cycleways make the Landes a destination great for relaxation and the practice of sports leisure activities.


Rich agricultural area, the Lot-et-Garonne is a paradise for fans of nature tourism and places of interest, with its beautiful hilly landscapes strewn with orchards, its numerous waterways, its medieval fortified towns and villages, its castles such as those of Bonaguil and Duras, and its city of Agen, the capital of the prune.


Combining nature, architecture and traditions, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques offers a wide range of attractions: the Pyrenees mountains great for hiking, the renowned seaside resorts of Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the cities of Bayonne and Pau with their rich heritage, the typical villages...

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