Aquitaine : a voyage of discovery!
This multifaceted region offers a great variety of natural and cultural sites :
Heading east from the ocean, crossing the immense pine forest from the Médoc to the Basque Country, bordered to the south by the vast range of mountains, the Pyrenees. Not only does this region have the Atlantic Ocean with simply Europe’s largest beaches of fine sand, including landscape fashioned by wine- growing and wine culture.
Aquitaine has the largest region of wines in the world with nearly 12 000 châteaux and 57 appellations.
The towns and villages of Aquitaine impress visitors with their well-preserved heritage and the exceptional wealth of sites of historical riches. Bordeaux is exemplary thanks to the unity of its urban and architectural expression, the UNESCO committee included Bordeaux in the World Heritage list.
There are architectural treasures well worth seeing in other cities of the region, like the castle in Pau. In the exceptional endless landscape of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park the château de Cazeneuve is located to the east, without a doubt the most magnificent castle of the region.
The most spectacular natural zones of Aquitaine are definitely situated near the Pyrenees National Park : the mountains of Ossau with the lake of Artouste, the valley of Aspe with the homelike shelters, the mountain range of Gavarnie…
With all the natural beauties, the enchanting environments, the well protected wild plants and flowers, you will discover this area’s many riches.