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Sightseeing in Aquitaine Region - what to see. Complete travel guide

Magnificent vineyards, famous beach resorts, numerous historical landmarks and places of natural interest can be called main features of Aquitaine. This scenic region at the southwest of France has being attracting tourists from all around the world for many years thanks to its amazing nature, unique couleur locale and abundance of various landmarks.
In Aquitaine, you can acquire the products of the world-known brands. Here, as in the rest of Europe, season sales are held twice a year. Summer sales are from July until August, and winter … Open
The old La tour de CordouanI s the one of the brightest symbols of Aquitaine. Built in 1584, it is the oldest lighthouse in Europe. Nowadays it hosts a small hotel. However, it also works after its purpose and is open for visitors from May till October.
Bordeaux is the administrative capital of Aquitaine; it features lots of unique landmarks. In 2007, the old city was included in the list of world-wide cultural heritage. Even a simple walk around Bordeaux is an exciting excursion. There is an ancient Roman amphitheater, a number of early Medieval religious buildings and countless architectural landmarks. For many Bordeaux is better known for its wine making. The area around the city is occupied with vast vineyards and long-standing wineries, which are also worth visiting.
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At first sight, it may seem that Aquitaine would be interesting only for the kids, who like the sea and all about it. Of course, there are a lot of slides, trampolines, “bananas” and … Open
Another wine making center is the city of Saint-Emilion. There are also various historical landmarks to see. One of them is an amazing Saint-Emilion Church, built back in 12th century. Carved into the rock, it has survived until nowadays and has also been declared the world-wide landmark. The complex was enhanced with extensive tunnel network. These days it is used as a wine-vault.


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Hotel du Palais Pyla dune is the unique natural landmark of Aquitaine. This sand dune of 104 meters high is the biggest one in Europe. It's located close to Arcachon bay beaches and offers an excellent panoramic view over surrounding area.
A unique peculiarity of Aquitaine is a distinct difference in gastronomic preferences of people from different departments. For instance, Dordogne is practically filled with the smell of … Open
Bird Island is a must see place for nature enthusiasts. It's a beautiful wildlife sanctuary protected by government. This scenic island houses dozens of bird species including rare ones. Despite of the reserve status, numerous wooden cabins for guests were built on the island shore. Famous oyster farms are also located there; they are very popular among the tourists. These farms saw a lot of notable guests. Facilities have being supplying nobles with oysters since 18th century. Every town in Aquitaine has a lot to offer to its visitors.
The Regent by Night Aquitaine is a popular resort destination for all fans of beachside entertainment. Fans of natural landmarks will be delighted with their visit to Cape Medoc that is famous for its spacious and uncrowded beaches. Many of these beaches have absolutely no infrastructure, so they are full of their natural and original charm. Arcachon Bay is an absolutely unique resort destination. This bay is almost completely isolated. Because of this peculiarity, the bay is often referred to as the “inner sea”.
If you want to get the maximum pleasure from your vacation in Aquitaine, consider some peculiarities of French mentality in communication with the locals. First of all, be ready, that the … Open
Water in the bay is a combination of the Atlantic Ocean water and underground streams. For centuries, it was the most beloved resort destination for members of royal families. Even nowadays this resort area has a fabulous and fantastic atmosphere that attracts numerous famous guests, including musicians, actors, and artists. Travelers interested in a more active pastime will find what they need in the department of Landes. Even at the beginning of the 20th century, local beaches were very popular with fans of surfing. Nowadays, the coastline area is the location of numerous high-class sports centers. Besides all kinds of water entertainment, vacationers will be glad to find excellent golf courses and casinos. La Côte Basque is widely considered the most beautiful coastal area. This is the place where charming sandy beaches border with unique rock formations. There are many charming and secluded bays for fans of intimacy and true relaxation. Finally, this region is famous for its high-class thalassotherapy centers.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Aquitaine Region
♥   Castle 'Château de Cazeneuve' Gironde, 18.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Villandraut' Gironde, 27.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Labrit' Landes, 27.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquetaillade' Gironde, 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Budos' Gironde, 35.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Aquitaine Region
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Landes de Gascogne' , 52.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in France: things to see

Tourists with children are recommended to visit Paris Disneyland. This is a large entertainment complex, which territory is divided into several themed zones. Thrilling rides, characters from favourite fairy tales and cartoons, movie theatres, shops and cafes await visitors in every park zone. It is also possible to see main places of interest in France during a cruise on Seine. … Open
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