The bridge at Bordeaux © Shutterstock

HIGHLIGHTS

Covered in pretty rolling vineyards and stylish, golden, sandy beaches that enjoy a warm oceanic climate, Aquitaine is the perfect sunny destination for wine lovers, walkers, and surfers alike

Aquitaine

There is something to please everyone in this glorious region but wine lovers could certainly not pick a better place for a wonderful holiday than amongst the world famous rolling vineyards of Aquitaine. Bordeaux alone produces over 40 million cases of wine per year but is also renowned for its stunning architecture particularly the 18th century Maison du Vin and the impressive Pont de Pierre bridge.

The shoreline is one long beach right down to the Spanish border, embellished by rolling golden dunes and stylish resorts such as Biarritz and Hossegor. This is a true paradise for surfers and families alike where huge waves roll in off the coast over beautiful white sand ideal for sunbathing and an endless play area for children.

Inland is a complete contrast with lush scenery of the unspoilt valleys of the Dordogne and Lot, rich meadows, orchards, pine forests and meandering rivers. The wide open countryside encompasses Europe's largest forest and is a haven for a vast range of outdoor activities including many watersports and golf - the quality of its 60 courses and the fact they are playable all year due to a superb climate has made Aquitaine France's leading region for this popular sport

Our top places to visit

Biarritz beach and city at dusk, long exposure

EXPERIENCE

BIARRITZ

The bridge at Bordeaux © Shutterstock

EXPERIENCE

BORDEAUX

People sitting at a terraced cafe in Saint-Émilion

EXPERIENCE

SAINT-EMILION

Sarlat is a quaint market town of medieval streets and buildings

EXPERIENCE

SARLAT

Holidays in France

Sail & stay with us to save time and money! Pack your car with everything you need - even the family pet, and enjoy the fun of travelling on board.

Gite in Atlantic Loire Valley

GITES AND COTTAGES IN FRANCE

View of the Hotel Aigue Marine, Tréguier

HOTEL HOLIDAYS & BREAKS IN FRANCE

Family walking on the beach

FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE AND SPAIN

A man and a woman reading by their car

CAR & MOTORCYCLE TOURS IN FRANCE

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