Mountains, beaches, picturesque villages, vibrant cities, vineyards, medieval fortified towns, museums, etc. - New Aquitaine offers something for everyone!
New Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine) is France’s largest region, a unification of the former regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes in the country’s south-west corner, with a wealth of diverse treasures to explore and experience. There are vibrant cities including Bordeaux, Limoges, Angoulême and Périgueux; a string of resorts along the Atlantic coast from La Rochelle and Île de Ré to Biarritz; heritage gems such as the Lascaux caves and war-torn Oradour-sur-Glane; vast natural parks, forests and rivers offering numerous outdoor activities; and of course, fine gastronomy.
Indeed, New Aquitaine is a particularly delightful destination for food-lovers, with numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and a wealth of local products and gastronomic specialties to discover: foie gras, Bayonne ham, Espelette chili, Marennes-Oléron oysters, Limousin beef, Haut Poitou melon, Ile de Ré potatoes, pineau from Charentes, and of course, some of the finest French wines.
So come explore! New Aquitaine’s doors are wide open to welcome you.
- For additional New Aquitaine travel ideas, visit the region’s tourism website
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Source: Adapted from Atout France