Discover New Aquitaine and its gastronomy

  • Biarritz


    © Brigitte Bloch

  • body board en Côte Basque

    body board en Côte Basque

    © JJ Brochard

  • Dune du pilat

    Dune du pilat

    © JJ Brochard

  • Roque-Gageac


    © Alban Gilbert

  • Session de surf matinale à Biarritz

    Session de surf matinale à Biarritz

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Discover New Aquitaine and its gastronomy

The New Aquitaine region located in the South west of France, welcomes visitors to a climate that is sunny and gentle.

We have beaches of fine sand, and ideal venues for water sports, hence the nickname "Glissicon Valley". You can enjoy winter and summer sports, what with the Pyrenees mountains in the South of the region located by the border with Spain and the Atlantic coast and its numerous seaside resorts such as La Rochelle, Arcachon, Hossegor, Biarritz….

Our highlights are: Bordeaux the capital of the region, the vineyards which are spread around Bordeaux with famous names such as Saint-Emilion, MédocSauternes, Cognac etc…

We are also proud of our historical sites from the Lascaux cave in Dordogne to Oradour-sur-Glane, a centre commemorating a martyred village during the 2WW, including Poitiers and the Futuroscope new entertaining activity. Many are listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

There are various labels to emphasize remarkable sites and cities of art and history as well as quaint towns packed with personality.

Important personalities have left their mark on the territory: Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Henri IV, Richard the Lionheart, François 1er, Jean Monnet, and François Mitterrand, further enhancing the appeal of the territory.

Many regional languages are spoken in the New Aquitaine region, forging a strong local identity. These include Gascon, Basque, Poitevin and Languedocien.

New Aquitaine offers all sorts of top-quality holiday accommodation. The region has a varied gastronomy to offer : truffles, foie gras, oysters…which are easy to match with great wines from Bordeaux and around. 

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