Within easy reach of United Kingdom, France’s third-biggest region in terms of surface is the perfect getaway to south-west France and its 250 km of sculptural coastline… The mild oceanic climate allows for gently cool winters and agreeably warm summers bathing an extraordinary rich heritage and giving wine its exquisite flavours…
5 reasons to visit Aquitaine
>The Incredible Coast Line
250 km of carefully safeguarded coast offering the finest extensive sandy beaches and some of the best surfing spots and contests in the world!
>An Outstanding Heritage
From the pre-historical remains of the Vézère Valley and the Lascaux cave paintings, listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Aquitaine may very well be one of the cradles of humanity… For a taste of the French Basque country head south to Bayonne, Biarritz, or Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
Stretching over 145,000 hectares of vines, Aquitaine is the largest region of fine wines in the world.
Boasting some of the greatest designation in the world such as Médoc, St Emilion, Pomerol and Sauternes, the region also offers plenty of less-known wines to satisfy every palate.
>The Great Outdoors
For taste of the great outdoors Aquitaine has it all! The region is home to the Pyrenees national park, the largest pine forest in Europe (the Landes of Gascony), and the great estuaries of the Gironde were the mouths of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers meet…
Aquitaine is a dream region for food lovers… Local specialty such as foie gras, oysters from the Bay of Arcachon, aspargus from Landes, Tomme cheese from the Pyrenees, or chilli Espelette peppers, have to be sampled to get a real taste of Aquitaine.