Take a map of the region, point at Pointe de Grave, where the Gironde estuary pours into the Atlantic ocean and draw a straight line 270 kilometres long down to Spain! Your fingers will hover over fine sand, dune grass and steep cliffs on the Basque coastline, a nature reserve and open spaces. And there’s plenty of diversity along the way.
There are thousands of ways to spend a holiday here: tonic activities on ocean beaches, or peace and quiet by the lakes just over the dunes; gourmet experiences at oyster farms and fascinating insights into heritage and history; outdoor sports and festivities in resorts. You don’t even have to choose, since you can fit it all in!