The old Aquitaine region ( now a part of Nouvelle-Aquitaine since 2016 ) boasts of a diverse topography. Located in the southwestern of France, in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountains. This historic province has a lot to offer for every kind of traveler from fancy chateaux to mountain summits to amazing beaches.
1. Bordeaux Wine
Join a guided tour of châteaux and vineyards in the world’s largest producer of fine wine. A day of wine tasting plus learning a thing or two about its history from the region’s very own masters of taste. Make sure to have a designated driver, you’ll never know how much fun you’ll have!
A day trip around the UNESCO Heritage site in the heart of Bordeaux, also famed for its namesake wine. This is a charming village named after a monk who settled in the area in the 8th century. Hike or bike your way around the historical landscape of this beautiful place.
3. La Cité du Vin
A hi–tech way of discovering the world’s wine culture. Have a deeper understanding of wine’s relationship with people, view exhibitions and join workshops – a world of experiences indeed.
4. Anglet Beaches
Dubbed as the “Little California” for its 4.5 km stretch of fine sand. Get a tan or meditate by the beach, dip in the waters or even surf the waves.
5. Pic du Midi d’Ossau
A stimulating hike to a majestic Pyrenean summit, with an elevation of over 900 meters. Located at the heart of Pyrénées National Park.
6. La Roque-Gageac
A picturesque town at the foot of a cliff along the Dordogne River. Also cited as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
7. Biarritz Lighthouse
Climb 248 steps to witness a panoramic view of the coastline and the town of Biarritz, built-in 1834.
8. Château de la Brède
Travel back to 18th century, the gothic styled palace which was home to French philosopher, Charles Louis de Montesquieu.
9. Rocher de la Vierge
Cross a small bridge to the statue of the Virgin Mary atop a rock surrounded by crashing waves and enjoy the view of the sea and even the city of Biarritz.
10. Funiculaire de Pau
A free, short and fun way to get to and from the upper/lower part of the town of Pau.
11. Grand Bayonne
Sight see Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Château-Vieux, and Town Hall of Bayonne.
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