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Visit Aquitaine


Aquitaine is one of France's most absorbing regions. Stretching from the mountainous plains of the Massif Central in the north, dipping down to the central wine lands and rolling past a long stretch of Atlantic coastline before rising again into the Pyrenees in the south, Aquitaine is a region of great diversity and one that has plenty to offer visitors.

Aquitaine's best known area - to British traveller, certainly - is the Dordogne. This a gorgeous rural region, where sweeping valleys and vineyards hide small villages and market towns, where the pace of life moves so slowly they seem lost in time.

The region's cuisine is particularly outstanding, with walnuts, Périgord truffles - known as black diamonds - and duck confit taking centre stage. If it's wine you're after, then Bordeaux, Aquitaine's beautiful capital just south of the Dordogne, produces 900 million bottles of its wines a year, so there's plenty of tasting to be done.

Aquitaine's Atlantic coast, the Côte d'Argent, is the longest sandy coastline in Europe. It stretches from the old resort town or Arcachon in the north to the popular surf spots of Biarritz in the south. With such a long sandy shoreline it's worth steering away from the more-crowded holiday hotspots from time to time. There, on a secluded sweep of sand or sheltered by a windswept dune, lay down a towel and soak up the sun, to the sound of the rolling Atlantic. Bliss.

And then in Aquitaine's southern reaches, where the Atlantic coast meets the Pyrenees, visitors can ski in the winter months. With so much to see and do, it's worth allowing plenty of time for Aquitaine, as memorable and as diverse a region as they come.


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Bordeaux, France

Garonne River Cruise: Discover Bordeaux

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,495 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save on selected departure dates in 2024 – Save up to £1,000pp
Book by: 30 April 2024

Explore Bordeaux and its surrounds on this all-inclusive river cruise, enjoying the likes of bicycle tours among the vineyards and visits to local farmers markets.

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £2,495 pp

cruise offer

Save up to £1,000 pp off selected departures in 2024
Book by: 30 April 2024

Explore Bordeaux and its picturesque surrounds on this all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise, enjoying the likes of bicycle tours among the vineyards and visits to local farmers markets.

Top itineraries in Aquitaine

La Maison Estournel Vineyard

Champagne to Bordeaux: Wine regions of France no-fly holiday

7-day no-fly holiday from £2,515 pp

Explore France's fabled wine regions on this no-fly itinerary from Reims to Bordeaux. Taste Champagne and wine direct from the source with included tours throughout.


Eurostar holidays

Tailor-made rail journeys from £1,090 pp

Discover our finest Eurostar offers, with options across France. Each has been tailor-made to feature fantastic hotels, private transfers and unique tours – get in contact to start designing your own trip.

Top places to stay in Aquitaine

Room at Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa, Bordeaux

Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa, Bordeaux, France


Created by architect Victor Louis in 1776 and located in the heart of Bordeaux's historic 'golden triangle', opposite the Grand Theatre, the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa enjoys a setting in perfect keeping with the grandeur of its spectacular neoclassical façade. Set just moments from Bordeaux's m…

La Maison Estournel Vineyard

La Maison D'Estournel, Bordeaux

Grand & elegant hotel

An elegant 18-century mansion offers country living in one of Bordeaux's most prestigious wine-growing regions. Whether lounging on the outdoor terrace or relaxing in your room, grapevines are usually within view.

Where to go in Aquitaine


Bordeaux is one of France's most beautiful and exciting cities. Built on the fringes of the Garonne River that continues out to the Atlantic, it's been a wealthy trading centre since Roman times and is today one of France's most populated and prosperous cities.

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