Aquitaine places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Aquitaine region. See also our Aquitaine travel guide.

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure (Gironde)

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The ruins of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure contain some very impressive examples of roman style architecture such as carved capital stones

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Agen (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The principal town in Lot-et-Garonne, Agen is pleasant to explore if not a 'tourist town'

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Ainhoa (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among the most beautiful villages in France

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Allemans-du-Dropt (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Although small, Allemans-du-Dropt has a few monuments of interest of which our favourite is the church with its medieval frescoes.

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Andernos-les-Bains (Gironde)

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Andernos-les-Bains is a pleasant seaside town on the Bassin d'Arcachon in SW France.

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Anglet (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the French Atlantic coast

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Arcachon (Gironde)

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Arcachon is one of our favourite seaside resorts in France and has lots to explore. Recommended!

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Arcachon Ville d'Automne (Gironde)

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The Ville d'Automne is the eastern part of Arcachon, around the port area and including the beaches of Eyrac and Aiguillon

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Arcachon Ville d'Eté (Gironde)

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Arcachon's 'summer town' is a very attractive sea side town next to long sandy beaches

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Arcachon Ville d'Hiver (Gironde)

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Visit the beautiful villas in the Ville d'Hiver of Arcachon.

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Arcachon Zoo (Gironde)

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Arcachon zoo is home to over 800 animals including rhino, elephants and tigers.

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Barbaste (Lot-et-Garonne)

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In the center of Barbaste you can see a 13th century fortified mill and a 12th century bridge

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Bayonne (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Bayonne is a lovely historic city with a cathedral, a substantial old town and a charming riverside promenade

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Bayonne cathedral (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored apse and an impressive cloister

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Beaumont-du-Perigord (Dordogne)

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The traditional bastide town of Beaumont-du-Perigord is an interesting contrast to the nearby village of Monpazier

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Beauville (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Beauville is one of several very small but pretty villages in the heart of the countryside

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Belves (Dordogne)

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Belves is one of the liveliest and most attractive small towns in the Dordogne and has several historic monumnts of interest

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Bergerac (Dordogne)

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Bergerac is a substantial town on the banks of the river and with an extensive medieval old town. One of our favourite towns!

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Beynac (Dordogne)

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One of the most beautiful villages in France and also with stunning views and on of the most impressive Dordogne castles, Beynac is unmissable when you visit

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Biarritz (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to make Biarritz a very popular destination

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Biron (Dordogne)

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Biron is a picturesque village with an ancient church and an imposing castle, and far-reaching views

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Biscarrosse (Landes)

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A small and modern sea resort Biscarrosse is also one of the liveliest and most popular in the region

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Blaye (Gironde)

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The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel and fortifications built here by Vauban in the 18th century

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Bordeaux (Gironde)

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Bordeaux is an unmissable town, one of the most lively and interesting in France and with lots to see and museums to visit...

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Bordeaux Waterfront (Gironde)

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The waterfront in Bordeaux is among the highlights of a visit to this lovely city

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Bordeaux-Chartrons (Gironde)

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Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux

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Bourdeilles (Dordogne)

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Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared with some in the region but a visit is still recommended

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Brantome (Dordogne)

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In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing abbey, Brantome is a very enjoyable town to explore

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Brantome Abbey (Dordogne)

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Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in the beautiful town of Brantome.

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Cabanes du Breuil (Dordogne)

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The Cabanes du Breuil are ancient farm buildings made from dry stone in the heart of the Dordogne

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Cadouin (Dordogne)

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Cadouin is a small village best known for its medieval abbey, an important pilgrimage destination

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Cadouin abbey (Dordogne)

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Cadouin abbey was built in the 12th century in the roman style

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Cadouin abbey cloisters (Dordogne)

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The cloister attached to the abbey at Cadouin were built in the 15th century and among the most charming in France

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Cambo-les-Bains (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Cambo-les-Bains is a small pleasant town, best known for its thermal waters and the gardens of the Villa Arnaga

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Cap Ferret (Gironde)

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At the south-west of the Medoc peninsula, Cap Ferret is quite an upmarket resort with several places of interest nearby

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Capbreton (Landes)

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Capbreton is a popular resort and beach that also has a traditional harbour and fish market

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Carcans (Gironde)

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Although small, Carcans-Plage is one of our favourite beach resorts in the Medoc

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Carlux (Dordogne)

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Carlux is a pretty village with the ruins of a castle in its centre.

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Carsac-Aillac (Dordogne)

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Carsac-Aillac is home to the Jardins d'eau de Carsac and also has a lovely romanesque church.

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Casteljaloux (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Towards the south of Lot-et-Garonne, Casteljloux has a small historic centre and a popula spa treatment centre

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (Dordogne)

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is a very pretty village best known for the Chateau de castelnaud, the most visited castle in the region

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Castillonnes (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Castillonnes is another Lot-et-Garonne bastide town, rather less touristic than most of the others

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Caudecoste (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Caudecoste is just one of the scenic villages along the border between Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne

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Chateau de Beynac (Dordogne)

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High on a clifftop and beautifully restored, the Chateau de Beynac is our favourite castle in the region

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Chateau de Biron (Dordogne)

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The Chateau de Biron is a perfect way to discover the history and countryside of the southern Dordogne

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Chateau de Bonaguil (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The medieval Chateau de Bonaguil, in a lovely woodland setting, is one of our favourite castles in France

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Chateau de Bourdeilles (Dordogne)

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The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a Renaissance castle in the pretty village of Bourdeilles.

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Chateau de Bridoire (Dordogne)

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Visit the Chateau de Bridoire, a medieval chateau with lots of games for all the family.

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Chateau de Castelnaud (Dordogne)

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The extensive Chateau de Castelnaud and the associated Museum of Medieval Weapons are very popular with both adults nd children

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Chateau de Commarque (Dordogne)

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The Chateau de Commarque is an imposing ruined castle that was 'found' in the forest and has now been cleared and opened to the public.

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Chateau de Fenelon (Dordogne)

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The chateau de Fenelon is half medieval and half renaissance, and sited in an imposing elevated position in the Dordogne

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Chateau de Fumel (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The Chateau de Fumel is not open to the public but a walk through the adjacent gardens can be pleasant in spring

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Chateau de Gavaudun (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Chateau de Gavaudun, a ruined medieval castle, sits high on a rock in the scenic Gavaudun Valley

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Chateau de Hautefort (Dordogne)

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At Chateau de Hautefort you can see a vey imposing castle and also extensive and carefuly maintaind garden

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Chateau de Jumilhac (Dordogne)

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The Chateau de Jumilhac is in the northern Dordogn, within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park

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Chateau de Lanquais (Dordogne)

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The Chateau de Lanquais - sometimes called the Louvre of the Perigord - combines medieval and renaissance architecture

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Chateau de Losse (Dordogne)

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Close to Montignac, the Chateau de Losse is an interesting castle that also has very pretty gardens

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Chateau de Montfort (Dordogne)

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Close to Sarlat, the Chateau de Montfort is an imposing setting above the river - but unfortunately not open to the public

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Chateau de Puyguilhem (Dordogne)

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Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new lease of life to this Renaissance style castle

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Chateau de Puymartin (Dordogne)

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The views, the furnishings and the legend of a resident ghost all combine to make Chateau de Puymartin an interesting destination

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Chateau des Milandes (Dordogne)

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The beautifully restored Chateau des Milandes, in Renaissance style, is best known for its association with the jazz dancer called Josephine Baker

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Ciboure (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Once home to Maurice Ravel, Ciboure is a smal port and resort just south of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

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Daglan (Dordogne)

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Daglan is a small village in the south of the Dordogne department on the river Céou

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Dax (Landes)

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Established as a spa since Roman times, Dax is a pleasant if quiet town to visit

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Domme (Dordogne)

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The hilltop village of Domme has it all: a beautiful village, an extensive cave sytem, and very extensive views across the river and countryside

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Dune de Pyla (Gironde)

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The Dune de Pyla is the largest sand dune in Europe and a Grand Site of France

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Duras (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Duras is a quiet town that is above all known for the local wine and the Chateau de Duras in the town

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Eauze (Gers)

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Eauze is a historic market town with attractive medieval buildings

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Espelette (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village in the western Pyrenees

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Excideuil (Dordogne)

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The town of Excideuil in the northern Dordogne has a lively market every Thursday and is close to two of the most important castles in the region

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Eymet (Dordogne)

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The bastide town of Eymet,south of Bergerac, has some lovely medieval houses and an attractive seting on the Dropt river

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Eynesse (Gironde)

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A nice place to stroll down to the banks of the Dordogne river - although there is not much else in this tiny village

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Font-de-Gaume (Dordogne)

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The caves at Font-de-Gaume are one of the last caves in France where the public can still see original cave paintings

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Frespech (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Frespech is another in the cluster of picturesque villages typical of this region

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Grotte de Rouffignac (Dordogne)

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The Grotte de Rouffignac contains engravings and drawings of more than 100 mammoths

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Hendaye (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Hendaye, the last resort in France before the Spanish border, also has a popular large sandy beach

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Hondarribia (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Hondarribia is just across the border in Spain but we included it because its a very nice historic town!

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Hossegor (Landes)

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Soorts is one of the smaller beach resorts along the extensive Atlantic coast in South-West France

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Hourtin (Gironde)

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As well as its long beach, Hourtin also has the largest lake in France with lots of leisure activities

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Issigeac (Dordogne)

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The historic small town of Issigeac has many lovely old houses and the most famous Sunday market in the Dordogne

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Itxassou (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages here, Itxassou is very pleasant to explore

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Jardins de Beauchamp (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The Jardins de Beauchamp is an attractive garden on the edge of Marmande

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Jardins de Marqueyssac (Dordogne)

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The beautiful gardens of Marqueyssac are the most visited gardens in Aquitaine

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La Bastide-Clairence (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Labastide-Clairence is another of the most picturesque villages in the Basque region

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La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe (Dordogne)

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The musée de la rue du temps qui passe is an atmospheric step back to the 1870 to 1940 years.

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La Reole (Gironde)

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Largely ignored by visitors because of its proximity to Bordeaux we found La Reole to be a very pleasant, traditional Gironde town to explore

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La Rhune (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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The Rhune is a small Pyrenees mountain that you can go up in a scenic train - a nice way to enjoy the scenery.

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La Roque-Gageac (Dordogne)

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The picture-postcard village of La Roque-Gageac is along the banks of the Dordogne river and also has semi-tropical gardens and ancient cave dwellings to see.

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La-Roque-Saint-Christophe (Dordogne)

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The prehistoric dwellings built in the cliffs at La Roque-Saint-Christophe are one of the most extensive of their type in France

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Labastide d'Armagnac (Landes)

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Labastide d'Armagnac is a 13th century bastide town that has retained many of its historic buildings

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Lacanau (Gironde)

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The resort of Lcanau Ocean is the most important coastal resort on the Medoc peninsula

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Laroque-Timbaut (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Laroque-Timbaut is one of our favourite tiny villags in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne

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Laruns (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the surrounding mountain scenery that attracts most visitors here

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Lascaux caves (Dordogne)

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The Lascaux Caves are famous worldwide because of the large number of prehistoric cave paintings to be seen

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Latour-Marliac waterlily garden (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The Latour-Marliac waterlily garden has a stunning collection of waterlilies and a garden and is where Monet bought his waterlilies for Giverny.

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Laugerie-Basse (Dordogne)

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Laugerie Basse is a prehistoric shelter in the Vezere Valley in the Dordogne

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Lauzun (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Lauzun has a small castle, but ist main interest is its position in the valley of the Dropt River and the attractions nearby

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Le Bouquet (Dordogne)

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The Jardin du Bouquet is a large park containing 50 different gardens of clipped box formed into different geometric patterns.

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Le Bugue (Dordogne)

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The town of Le Bugue, on the Dordogne river banks, is very well situated to explore the region

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Le Canon and l'Herbe (Gironde)

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Canon and l'Herbe are very pretty traditional oyster fishing villages on the Bassin d'Arcachon

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Le Verdon-sur-Mer (Gironde)

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The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy beaches

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Les Eyzies (Dordogne)

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Les Eyzies is a small traditional town, within easy reach of many of the most important prehistoric monuments of the Vezere Valley

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Les Jardins d'eau (Dordogne)

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The Jardins d'eau in Carsac-Aillac is a stunning water garden with a lovely water labyrinth.

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Les Jardins de Cadiot (Dordogne)

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The Jardins de Cadiot is a pretty garden in the Dordogne Valley near to Sarlat.

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Les Jardins de Sardy (Dordogne)

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The Jardins de Sardy to the wet of Bergerac are one of our favourite gardens to visit in the region

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Lesparre-Medoc (Gironde)

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A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can see the remains of a medieval tower

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Libourne (Gironde)

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Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found the center of Libourne to be quite interesting to explore

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Limeuil (Dordogne)

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Limeuil is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and has a popular river beach where the Vezere and Dordogne rivers join

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Margaux (Gironde)

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The village and region here are known worldwide because of the prestigious wines from Chateau Margaux

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Marmande (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The town of Marmande is not usually visited by tourists but if you are passing be sure to stop and take a look

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Mauvezin d'Armagnac (Landes)

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Mauvezin d'Armagnac is a very small village in the Landes with good examples of the local styles of architecture

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Mezin (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The small town of Mezin has a charming central market square with a fortified church

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Mimizan (Landes)

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The resort at Mimizan Plage is a popular destination with several kilometres of sandy beaches

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Miramont-de-Guyenne (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Miramont is slightly removed from the tourist areas; visit on Monday when the market takes place if possible.

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Molieres (Dordogne)

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Molieres is small but perhaps the best example of an unspoiled bastide town in the region.

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Moliets (Landes)

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Moliets is one of the more recently established resorts on the Atlantic coast, very popular with families

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Monbazillac (Dordogne)

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Monbazillac is home to the Chateau de Monbazillac, famous producer of sweet white wines

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Monflanquin (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the 13th century bastide town of Monflanquin has an attractive arcaded central square

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Monpazier (Dordogne)

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Monpazier is an exceptional 13th century bastide town, among the most beautiful villages in France.

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Monsegur (Gironde)

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The bastide town of Monsegur, in the Dropt Valley, has a substantial part of its original fortifications intact

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Mont-de-Marsan (Landes)

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Not usually thought of as a tourist destination, Mont-de-Marsan has some interesting monuments and attractive river scenery and merits a visit when you are in the region

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Montalivet (Gironde)

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The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and has been popular since the 19th century

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Montcaret (Dordogne)

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At Montcaret you can visit the archaeological site of a Roman villa to see ancient mosaics

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Montferrand-du-Perigord (Dordogne)

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The pretty little village of Montferrand-du-Perigord is in a particularly scenic area and has a traditional market hall

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Montignac (Dordogne)

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Best known for being close to Lascaux caves, the small town of Montignac is also very attractive

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Musée d'Aquitaine (Gironde)

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The musée d'Aquitaine has an interesting collection relating to Bordeaux since prehistoric times.

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Musée des Beaux Arts (Gironde)

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The Musée des Beaux Arts of Bordeaux has an interesting collection of fine art including works by Renoir and Rubens

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Navarrenx (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Navarrenx is a traditional fortified French bastide town in the western pyrenees

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Nerac (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The quiet town of Nerac in the southern Lot-et-Garonne is ideally visited on Saturday, market day

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Nontron (Dordogne)

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Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to the north of the Dordogne

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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There are several sights of interest in Oloron-Saint-Marie including a picturesque section of river

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Orthez (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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The 13th century stone bridge across the river is the highlight of your visit to Orthez

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Pau (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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The large town of Pau is well known for the views from the belvedere that cover a large section of Pyrenees mountains

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Pauillac (Gironde)

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The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding wine chateaux such as Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Mouton Rothschild

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Pellegrue (Gironde)

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Pellegrue is a very small village but well worth exploring when you are visiting this part of the Dropt Valley

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Penne d'Agenais (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The street up through the historic centre of Penne d'Agenais leads you to the imposing, if quite recent, basilica on the hill.

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Perigueux (Dordogne)

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One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux has an imposing byzantine cathedral and an extensive medieval old town to explore

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Perigueux cathedral (Dordogne)

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The cathedral in Perigueux combines roman and byzantine elements to create a most unusual - and impressive - building

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Plazac (Dordogne)

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The village of Plazac is very small but well worth exploring, and well placed to discover many local highlights

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Port de Biganos (Gironde)

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The port at Biganos is surrounded by pretty cabins in painted colours

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Port de Larros (Gironde)

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The Port de Larros is a traditional oyster village on the Bassin d'Arcachon

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Poudenas (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The scenic village of Poudenas has a bridge across the small river and a castle with large gardens to visit

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Prats-du-Perigord (Dordogne)

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Prats-du-Perigord is a small village with an impressive fortified church in the south-east of the Dordogne department

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Pujols (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The small village of Pujols manages to squeeze a great deal of character, interesting houses and lovely views for such a small village!

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Puymirol (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Not far from Agen, the small town of Puymirol has a good number of interesting medieval houses in its old town

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Riberac (Dordogne)

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Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the large market held here each Friday

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Saint Vincent de Cosse (Dordogne)

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Saint Vincent de Cosse is a charming village with some beautiful houses and rural architecture.

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Saint-Amand-de-Coly (Dordogne)

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The village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly is one of the prettiest in the Dordogne, and also well placed s a base if you are exploring the region

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Saint-Avit-Senieur (Dordogne)

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Saint-Avit-Senieur is dominated by the substantial abbey ruins in the centre of the village

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Saint-Cyprien (Dordogne)

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Saint-Cyprien village has a very picturesque historic centre and lovely views across the Dordogne region

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Saint-Emilion (Gironde)

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Saint-Emilion is an exceptionally scenic town, and most unusual in being listed as a UNESCO heritage site

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Saint-Jean-de-Cole (Dordogne)

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Saint-Jean-de-Cole is a small but very pretty village with a nice church and beautiful riverside setting

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular town centre to explore

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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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The small village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has a long established role on one of the important pulgrimage routes across France

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Saint-Justin (Landes)

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Saint-Justin is a peaceful bastide town in the Landes department with an authentic medieval historic centre

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Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere (Dordogne)

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In the heart of the UNESCO listed Vézère Valley, the village of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère is one of the loveliest in the Dordogne

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Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is a small basque village with a popular leisure lake

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Saint-Pompon (Dordogne)

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Saint-Pompon, France is a small village to the south of the Dordogne department with an attractive historic centre

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Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc (Gironde)

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While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like to stop and admire the church when you are passing

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Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois is a fortified village with a church on a hilltop west of Agen

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Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (Gironde)

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Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, on the Dordogne river west of Bergerac, has an attractive medieval centre with several houses of interest

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Salies-de-Bearn (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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The small town of Salies-de-Bearn is a pleasure to explore, and a nice place to visit when you are passing through the region

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Sare (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in the western Pyrenees, with lots of houses in the local architectural style

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Sarlat (Dordogne)

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Sarlat is the historic capital of the region, and perhaps the most remarkable and intact historic town in France. Highly recommended!

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Sauveterre-de-Bearn (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

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The view from the terrace in front of the church in Sauveterre-de-Béarn is one of our favourites in the Basque Pyrenees region

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Sauveterre-de-Guyenne (Gironde)

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The layout of the town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne still follows its original medieval plan almost exactly

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Sorges (Dordogne)

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Sorges is a village in the Dordogne renowned for its truffles and has an ecomuseum dedicated to the history and cultivation of truffles.

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Soulac-sur-Mer (Gironde)

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Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the Medoc peninsula

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Terrasson (Dordogne)

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The quiet town of Terrasson in the north of the department is best known for the extensive Gardens of the Imagination

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The Grotte du Grand Roc (Dordogne)

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The Grotte du Grand Roc is a beautiful natural cave system in the Dordogne.

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The Jardin de la Ferme Fleurie (Dordogne)

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The Jardin de la Ferme Fleurie is a colourful garden in the Dordogne valley near La Roque Gageac.

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The Jardins de l'Albarede (Dordogne)

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The Jardins de l'Albarede is an attractive garden surrounded by wooded hills in the Dordogne department.

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Thiviers (Dordogne)

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Thiviers is a very typical Dordogne market town, best known for the foie gras produced in the surrounding countryside

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Tournon d'Agenais (Lot-et-Garonne)

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The steep streets of Tournon d'Agenais lead you around the historic centre of one of our favourite villages in central Lot-et-Garonne

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Tourtoirac (Dordogne)

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The small village of Tourtoirac has a church and river walk as well as a cave system to visit

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Tremolat (Dordogne)

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Trémolat is a very small but attractive village, close to the scenic highlight at the Cingle de Tremolat which has far-reaching views across the river

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Vertheuil (Gironde)

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In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the ruins of an ancient castle

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Villamblard (Dordogne)

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North of Bergerac, Villamblard is a pleasant town to discover and surrounded by attractive countryside

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Villefranche-du-Perigord (Dordogne)

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Surrounded by the forests that produce the famous local chestnuts, Villefranche-du-Perigord is a small and unspoiled bastide town

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Villeneuve de Mezin (Lot-et-Garonne)

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This tiny village is just one of several in the northern Gascony region that have a fortified ancient church.

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Villeneuve-sur-Lot (Lot-et-Garonne)

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In Villeneuve-sur-Lot it is the views from th bridge across the river, the bastide square and the church that are of interest to visitors

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Villereal (Lot-et-Garonne)

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Villereal is one of our favourite medieval bastide towns, with an impressive wooden market hall occupying the centre of the main market square

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Vitrac and Vitrac Port (Dordogne)

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Vitrac is a quiet village next to Vitrac Port which has a river beach and various facilities.

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For more information see the Aquitaine guide


Tourist attractions to visit in Aquitaine

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Grand Sites of France

Dune du Pilat: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Abbaye de St Sever (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Agen cathédrale St Caprais (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Aire sur l'Adour église St Quitterie (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Bayonne cathédrale de Sainte-Marie (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Bazas cathédrale St Jean Baptist (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Blaye citadelle (Vauban fortifications): Tourist guide

Bordeaux basilique Saint-Michel (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Bordeaux basilique Saint-Seurin (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Bordeaux cathédrale Saint-André (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Bordeaux Port: Tourist guide

Cussac Fort Paté (Vauban fortifications)

Eglise St Blaise (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Eglise, Oloron-Sainte-Marie (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Fort Médoc (Vauban fortifications)

La Sauve église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

La Sauve Majeure abbaye (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Le-Buisson-de-Cadouin eglise abbatiale (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Mimizan clocher-porche (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Perigueux cathédrale Saint Front (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Porte St Jacques - St Jean Pied-de-Port (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Saint-Avit Eglise (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Saint-Emilion: Tourist guide

Sorde l'Abbaye - abbaye St Jean (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Soulac-su-Mer basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-fin-des-Terres (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Vezere Valley: Tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Ainhoa: Tourist guide

Belves: Tourist guide

Beynac: Tourist guide

Domme: Tourist guide

La Bastide-Clairence: Tourist guide

La Roque-Gageac: Tourist guide

Limeuil: Tourist guide

Monflanquin: Tourist guide

Monpazier: Tourist guide

Pujols: Tourist guide

Saint-Amand-de-Coly: Tourist guide

Saint-Jean-de-Cole: Tourist guide

Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere: Tourist guide

Sare: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Abri de Cap Blanc: Tourist guide

Abri of Laugerie-Haute

Cadillac Chateau

Cave Pair-non-Pair

Chateau de Puyguilhem: Tourist guide

Decorated caves of the Vezere Valley: Tourist guide

Font-de-Gaume: Tourist guide

Montcaret Archaeological site: Tourist guide

Pey-Berland Tower

Sauve-Majeure Abbey: Tourist guide

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Nontron: Tourist guide

Sarlat: Tourist guide

Regional Natural Parcs

Landes de Gascogne

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Bayonne: Tourist guide

Bordeaux: Tourist guide

Monpazier: Tourist guide

Nerac: Tourist guide

Perigueux: Tourist guide

Saint-Emilion: Tourist guide

Sarlat: Tourist guide

Theme Park

Walibi Aquitaine

Towns of Art and History

Bordeaux: Tourist guide

Oloron-Sainte-Marie: Tourist guide

Perigueux: Tourist guide

Sarlat: Tourist guide

4* Towns in Bloom

Anglet: Tourist guide

Bergerac: Tourist guide

Biscarrosse: Tourist guide


Mimizan: Tourist guide

Mont-de-Marsan: Tourist guide

Pau: Tourist guide

Perigueux: Tourist guide

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac

Zoo d'Asson