France

As this is the latest addition to our destination portfolio, we didn’t want to be too ambitious but rather wise and offer a very special part of France we have recently just explored. We fell in love with this corner of our neighbour’s land and feel our discerning clients will do also…  

Most travellers would be familiar with Paris, the French Riviera or even the Loire Valley and Burgundy. We would like you to explore with us a wonderful region which is still reasonably unknown: Aquitaine. 

Aquitaine not only enjoys a mild, sunny climate, but also an ideal location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountains. Boasting wonderfully diverse scenery, ranging from the famous Bordelais vineyard to the splendid Pyrenean massifs, through the peaceful  Dordogne Valley, the superb Bay of Arcachon or the picturesque Basque Country, this magnificent region at the heart of south-west France offers a vast range of activities and discoveries. With its many remarkable sites, it can be proud of a whole host of natural and architectural treasures and combines the joys of the beach and the ocean with the attractions of the forest and lakes. The most unmissable attractions include the impressive city of Bordeaux, its capital,  the historic cities of Bayonne and Pau, the medieval towns of Saint-Emilion and Sarlat-La Canéda, the seaside resorts of Arcachon, Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de Luz, the gardens of Eyrignac and Marqueyssac, the unique Dune of Pilatand the charming fortified town of  Lot-et-Garonne. 

Aquitaine is also a great place for lovers of relaxation and leisure sports, with its immense sandy beaches, its salty waves so highly prized by surfers, its lakes for water sports, its pine forests interspersed with cycle paths, its spa resorts with their health-giving waters, its ski areas and its countless hiking trails.  

Wine lovers will simply be in paradise and foodies in search of fine flavours will also find plenty to rave about, as the region is famed for its specialities and regional products. 

This region of France is a great choice to combine with the Northern part of Spain.  

To find out more, take a look at our example itinerary and discover where this magical journey may take you… 

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