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Holidays in Aquitaine

Sun-drenched vines, sun-soaked beaches...

Discover Aquitaine

Aquitaine in France

Choose a relaxing cruise to Spain and pop over the border into Aquitaine, or enjoy a drive through the charming French countryside from our ports in France to visit the north of Aquitaine. Famed for its wines since Roman times, Aquitaine is a beautiful region on the Atlantic Coast with fantastic beaches and surfing spots and an interior of vineyards, as well as forests in the Dordogne area. You'll find castles and chateaux wherever you look, showcasing a fascinating history and some breathtaking architecture.

Below are some of our favourite reasons to take a holiday in Aquitaine whether it's for a short break or a long holiday.  There really is something for everyone and you'll find lots more things to see and do in our Aquitaine guide.

What is Aquitaine perfect for?

Unforgettable beach holidays

Surfer © CRT Aquitaine

Aquitaine has some of the best beaches in all of France and is a mecca for surfers with long sandy stretches in the Bay of Arcachon and around Biarritz as well as the spectacular Dune du Pyla, the tallest sand dune in Europe.

Playing king or queen of the castle!

Chateau de Bonaguil © CRT Aquitaine

From medieval fortresses to exquisite Renaissance chateaux and the pretty manor house chateaux of the winegrowers across the region, Aquitaine has lots of beautiful architecture to visit where you can imagine days gone by.

Discovering your favourite wine

Shelf of wine bottles, Aquitaine

Aquitaine is the home of some of the most renowned wine appellations in the world, including Bordeaux and St Emilion. If you love a good red wine, Aquitaine is the place to find your new favourite with so many fantastic wines to try.

Our holidays in Aquitaine

Holiday cottages in Aquitaine

If you're looking for a home from home whilst on holiday, a gite or cottage is the perfect solution.

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Hotels in Aquitaine

Our superb range of hotels in France covers virtually every type of location, taste and budget.

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Family holidays in Aquitaine

With superb settings and variety of facilities our apartments and chalets are always highly popular.

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Villa holidays in Aquitaine

Our self-catering villas all have private pools and are located at purposely-built complexes.

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Why choose a holiday with Brittany Ferries?

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  • Excellent value for money - all our holiday prices are ferry-inclusive
  • Price-match guarantee - for an identical holiday at a lower price within 28 days of booking
  • Low deposit - book early and pay just £40 deposit. Balance due 8 weeks before departure
  • A choice of routes - regular sailings to France & Spain from Portsmouth, Poole & Plymouth
  • Freedom & flexibility - take your car and decide your own route and take as much as you like
  • So much fun - restaurants, bars, cinemas, shops? Our ferries have them all

Plan your holiday to Aquitaine

'Trip Planner'

Trip Planner

Use our new Trip Planner to plan your perfect holiday or journey with us! You'll find lots of great things to see and do during your time in France and Spain Trip Planner

'Ferries to France'

Ferries to France

Brittany Ferries offer a choice of ferry crossings to France - from Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth and Cork to Cherbourg, Caen, Roscoff, St Malo and Le Havre. Find out more

'New to Ferry Travel?'

New to Ferry Travel?

With Brittany Ferries getting there is all part of the fun. On board our cruise ferries you'll enjoy award-winning service and top-class facilities. New to Ferry Travel?

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Need some help with your holiday?

Our friendly team are available to assist you with your booking or any questions you may have.