Tourism - Aquitaine
Aquitaine is a historical and administrative region of France located in the south west of the country. It has 5 departments: Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The main city is Bordeaux that is also the largest city in the region.
Aquitaine enjoys having various landscapes such as seacoast, countryside and mountains. From the north to the south of the region, from the mouth of the Gironde River to the one of Bidasoa, one can find the largest beaches in France. The Arcachon Bay is an inland sea located on the edge of the Silver Coast (Côte d’Argent in French) and that is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean. Here, there are many bays, coves and ports located at the feet of the Pyrenees and a bit further the Adour area. The most famous vineyards come from Aquitaine as well as the largest forests in Europe, the ‘Landes de Gascogne’ and the strong Basque indentity. Inland, are the departments of Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne, as well as exceptional caves and prehistoric sites, important historical evidences as well as the numerous castles and country houses.
Finally, food wise, the most famous local food produce are the ‘Foie Gras’, Armagnac, Bayonne ham, Agen prunes, Canelets, Pastis Landais, Floc de Gascogne and the tourtière and wines: Médoc, Graves, Sauterne.
Top tourist cities in Aquitaine
Bordeaux is a flat city, located on the banks of the Garonne River. Bordeaux is of course famous for its wines, considered among the best in the world. The cultural, artistic, and music scenes are very lively. The center of the town has retained its traditional stone ...
Pau is the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département and the Bearn Region in France, bordering the Pyrenees. With its glorious past, and one of the most beautiful views of the nearby Pyrenees, Pau is undoubtedly the best destination to ...
Mont-de-Marsan, the Landes capital, is a city of art and history at the heart of the greatest European pine forests, Mont de Marsan offers an exceptional quality of life. Founded in the Middle Ages around its three rivers and enjoying a sunny climate, visitors will ...
Périgueux is the main city of the Dordogne department. Located in the middle of the Périgord, Périgueux is ranked as “Art and History city” and claims 2,000 years of history with its 39 historic buildings. Visiting Périgueux, is ...
Agen, located in Aquitaine, on the banks of the Garonne in Lot-et-Garonne department. Famous for its prunes cultivated since ancient times, Agen offers a picturesque town that looks like a big friendly village. Sights in Agen Cathedral of St. Caprais Museum ...
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