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Culture of Aquitaine Region. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Palace By Night If you are in Aquitaine during a warm season, from April to October, visit the famous Cordouan Lighthouse. It is the oldest lighthouse in Europe. The lighthouse, built in the late 16th century, amaze with its beauty. What is interesting – the position of the “Sea Notre-Dame Cathedral” keeper is still not abolished. Another beautiful lighthouse is in Biarritz. It was built in the middle of the 19th century and is open for tourists all year round. When the weather is good, you can see the Spanish shore from the top of the building. When in Biarritz, you can also visit St. Eugenie church. It was built a little more than a century ago and earned the admiration of the locals and the tourists by its glory. There is also the Sea Museum with a large exposition in this city, and the Chocolate Museum, which won’t leave coldhearted any sweet tooth in the world.
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 … Open
If you find yourself in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, take a walk around the only one old neighborhood. It is one of a few places in the world, made of pink sandstone. Notre-Dame du Bout du Pont has been located in the center of the city since the 14th century and it hasn’t lost its Gothic charm throughout the years. There is even more iconic building in Sainte-Engrace. There is a church here, which was built in the 11th century. In Gironde department visit the 18th century Castle of Margot, which is recognized as one of the most beautiful buildings in Aquitaine. There are also a couple of forts here – Medoc, Pomy, Latour, and Cotes-de-Blaye. When in Saint-Emilion, don’t waste an opportunity to see its thousand-year-old Monolithic church.
In Bordeaux, there is not only the marvelous Old Town to see. You can visit the Museum of Aquitaine, which exposition will tell you a rich history of the region. Saint-Andre Cathedral, located in the South part of the Gambetta Square, attract visitors by its monumental greatness. A walk in the Bordeaux city park, created in the middle of the 18th century, will help you relax after an eventful day. However, there is also an opportunity to learn something new by visiting the Museum of Natural History. Near Bordeaux, there are the ruins of Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure, which was built in the 10th century and lasted till the 13th century, and the Osons castle. Saint-Macaire village will please you not only with a well-preserved church but also with real castle walls. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Ironically, the oldest town hall in France was built for the well-known English king Richard the Lionheart and is located in La Reole in Aquitaine. The Perigueux city is famous not only for its Archeological Museum and Saint-Front Cathedral, built in the shape of a dome in the 12th century and reconstructed in the 15th century but also for the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement. Though times and cultures have entwined here – there is a Medieval district next to the two-thousand-year-old stone walls, and with the Renaissance epoch buildings all around the city. The Bourdeilles castle, the construction of which began in the 11th century, invites the guests to see the large collection of antique furniture and the objects of worship.
Place de la Bourse by night La Roque-Gageac has won the price as the most beautiful French countryside for a reason. Though it may have only a couple dozens of houses between a river and a rock, the beauty of this place is stunning. The du Tau Castle is also located here. Saint-Jean-de-Cole is also well-preserved and represents the Medieval French architecture. Cave explorers should go to the cave system close to the Villard village. And those, who are interested in the ancient history, should visit Lascaux caves, where you can see the cave paintings from the Paleolithic era. The admirers of the Medieval atmosphere will like Sarlat and Perigord. Beynac-et-Cazenac will please you with an old castle and the two churches. In the Domme commune you will see seven-hundred-years-old buildings, and a Craft and Folk Art Museum. All those abovementioned are just a tip of the iceberg of all the sights of Aquitaine, the land of old and rich history.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Aquitaine Region
♥   Co-cathédrale Saint-Luper, Eauze, 49.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Condom, 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Michel, Bordeaux, 71.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-André, Bordeaux, 72.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Seurin, Bordeaux, 73.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of France

The main museum of France and the most famous museum in the world is the Louvre. Annually it is visited by nearly 10 million people. It is located in the ancient royal palace and is one of the oldest museums in the world. In it there are collections of Ancient Iran, Rome, Egypt, priceless sculptures and canvases as well as art objects. The most famous exhibits are the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, "The beautiful gardener" by Raphael, "Venus de Milo". In Paris is another major museum of fine art - the Museum of Orsay. It contains the famous canvases of Van Gogh, Pissarro, Monet, Manet, Degas, Gauguin, Renoir, and Sisley. Also in Paris, it is worth visiting the National Museum of Natural History open to visitors as far back as the 18th century. It features a garden of plants, a paleontological museum, an evolution gallery and a human museum. … Open
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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you plan to stay in Norway only for several days, do not limit yourself to the capital. Hotels in Oslo are quite expensive but it is still better to book a hotel located close to the city center. Most tourists start their journey in Norway with Oslo as the biggest airport in the country is located in the capital. The capital’s major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Munch Museum, Grand Hotel, Parliament building, and Karl Johaus Gate Road. Visit the Munch Museum to see famous “The Scream” painting and then move to Aker Brygge harbor – most tourists come here to take pictures of old ships. Finally, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is a trendy place for everyone who likes partying at night or visiting cute vintage shops in the daytime. Read this

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Aquitaine Region

Culture guide to Aquitaine Region. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Aquitaine Region: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Aquitaine Region. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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