Popular Accommodations in Aquitaine
Highlights in Aquitaine
- Cave of Lascaux
- Regional Natural Park Landes de Gascogne
- Dune du Pilat
- Wine region
- Beautiful sandy beaches
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Vacation rentals in Aquitaine
In Aquitaine there are some pretty towns and villages that are the perfect holiday destination for those interested in culture. Book a holiday apartment in Bordeaux, the city of good wine or enjoy the idyllic surroundings of a vacation rental in the port city of Bayonne. There are also holiday accommodations directly on the beach and in rural surroundings.Enjoy pure luxury in your holiday home
Most accommodations in Aquitaine have a terrace or garden with barbecue where you can relax and unwind. There are also many vacation rentals with their own pool. If you want a very special comfort in your holiday home, a holiday apartment with whirlpool is exactly the right accommodation for you.
Vacation in Aquitaine
Location and orientation
The French region of Aquitaine lies between the Pyrenees on the border with Spain and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The capital of the region is Bordeaux. The provincial capital Paris is located about 600 kilometres from Aquitaine. It takes about two hours by car to reach Toulouse.Discover scenic beauties
In Aquitaine you will find an extremely varied landscape. On the Atlantic coast, the region is characterized by an extensive heathland and beautiful sandy beaches. There is also a large forest area in the province of Les Landes. You will also find many picturesque wine-growing areas in Aquitaine, such as Médoc.
Things to know
In the historical province of Aquitaine, a kitchen creation of its own has developed over the years, which is characterised by its proximity to Spain and its location in southwest France. Try the vegetable soup "Garbure gasconne", which is based on cabbage and other vegetables as well as poultry, such as duck, and offers a very special taste experience. In addition, Aquitaine is dominated by viticulture, of which you will find the most important areas of cultivation in the Bordelais.
In Aquitaine was found the absolutely oldest testimony of human culture, the "Venus on Brassempouy", the about 26,000 - 21,000 before. Chr. arose. This is a fragment of an ivory statuette discovered in the cave "Grotte du Pape" near Brassempouy.
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One of the most outstanding sights of Aquitaine is the Lascaux Cave. It has the oldest cave paintings in human history and is therefore a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The paintings probably originate from the archaeological culture of Magdalenia. They are assigned to the French-Cantabrian cave art.2. Experience pure relaxation in the nature park
Nature lovers should definitely take a trip to the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park. It covers an area of 315,300 hectares and offers a number of beautiful scenic features. These include the pine forest, the valley of the river Eyre with its important wetland ecosystem and the land around the Arcachon basin where migratory birds find shelter.3. The largest dune in Europe
The Dune du Pilat stretches over three kilometres and is up to 110 metres high and 500 metres wide. For this reason it is considered the largest sand and moving dune in Europe. It comprises a pure sandy area of 135 hectares and is surrounded by a 4,000 hectare forest. Dune du Pilat, which has been protected since 1978, can be found directly on the Atlantic coast, south of the town of Archacon and opposite Cap Ferret.