To marvel: to be filled with a sentiment of admiration and surprise. Synonymous with wonder, for the wonder in your eyes and smile. Just the right time for a souvenir snapshot!

I marvel

 

What’s your top priority for your holiday? Stunning scenery, villages steeped in history, lively towns, world-renowned sites for you to see with your own eyes, or quirky experiences?

There’s all that and more in Aquitaine

  1. because the region is vast (5 départements, Dordogne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne and Landes) with a huge diversity of scenery, sites and atmospheres,
  2. it has been inhabited for 400,000 years,
  3. and its unique natural features have been well-preserved, as has its cultural heritage.

Feast your eyes and treat your taste buds in a Médoc wine-grower’s château, try your hand at rock-painting or surfing, sleep in an igloo, contemplate the nuances of the ocean from the highest dune in Europe, or the plain of the Lot valley from a bastide perched on an outcrop. And the soundtrack is beautiful too: crickets in the pine forests, a gently lapping lake, the creaking of your bicycle pedals.

Did you know there’s even a local pastry called Merveilles?

 

In pictures

 

Offers to be marvelled

Ville d'Agen
  • AGEN

Ville d'Agen

As the main city in Lot-et-Garonne, famed for its hundred year old rugby team, the SUA, and its prunes, Agen has grown in the heart of the S...

Sare
  • SARE

Sare

15km south-east of Saint Jean de Luz and the Atlantic coast, Sare is located at the foot of the mythical mountain of Rhune, with a height of...

Ville de Bayonne
  • BAYONNE

Ville de Bayonne

In a great location between the ocean and the mountains, the Nive and the Adour, Bayonne, with its triple character of a religious, military...

Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

In the Basque Country, Saint Jean de Luz is at the bottom of a bay on the Atlantic Coast. At the seaside, the town has a large sandy beach, ...

La Bastide Clairence
  • LA BASTIDE-CLAIRENCE

La Bastide Clairence

26km east of Bayonne, La Bastide-Clairence was established in 1312 by Louis I of Navarre. The sovereign saw a strategic site here: La Joyeus...

Bastide de Villefranche-du-Périgord
  • VILLEFRANCHE-DU-PERIGORD

Bastide de Villefranche-du-Périgord

La bastide de Villefranche-du-Périgord se situe au sud du département et de la vallée de la Dordogne, aux confins du Périgord, du Quercy et ...

Village de La Roque-Gageac
  • LA ROQUE-GAGEAC

Village de La Roque-Gageac

Nestled at the bottom of high cliffs in a curve in the Dordogne, La Roque-Gageac is one of the prettiest villages in France. Its pretty rows...

Maison Fredon
  • BORDEAUX

Maison Fredon

In a beautiful 18th century building completely renovated "Maison Fredon" welcomes you throughout the year in the old Bordeaux near the city...

Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère
  • SAINT-LEON-SUR-VEZERE

Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

25km north of Sarlat between Les Eyzies and Lascaux, Saint Léon sur Vézère lies, as its name suggests, in a loop in the Vézère river. Classi...

Navarrenx
  • NAVARRENX

Navarrenx

In Béarn, 40km west of Pau, Navarrenx was created in the late 13th century with the construction of a bridge. This allows you to cross the G...

Abri Pataud
  • LES EYZIES-DE-TAYAC-SIREUIL

Abri Pataud

How did this women, whose skeleton is here, live 20 000 years ago? Who engraved the ibex on the roof? What does this collection of internati...

Village de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
  • CASTELNAUD-LA-CHAPELLE

Village de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

14km south of Sarlat, where the Dordogne meets the Céou, the village of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is dominated by its imposing château, a rival...

Oloron Sainte-Marie
  • OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE

Oloron Sainte-Marie

About thirty kilometres south-west of Pau, 50km from Spain though the Somport pass and 100km from Biarritz, Oloron Saint-Marie is a town in ...

Les chambres d'hôtes \
  • ENGAYRAC

Les chambres d'hôtes "Le Bourdiel"

In Aquitaine, just next to Tarn-et-Garonne and the Midi-Pyrénées region, the « Bourdiel » guest rooms are to be found in the middle of a vas...

Cité médiévale de Limeuil
  • LIMEUIL

Cité médiévale de Limeuil

Between Bergerac and Sarlat, the medieval city of Limeuil sits on a hill north of a sharp bend in the Dordogne river, where it converges wit...

Village de Beynac-et-Cazenac
  • BEYNAC-ET-CAZENAC

Village de Beynac-et-Cazenac

South of Périgord Noir and Sarlat (12km away), Beynac-et-Cazenac is located along the Dordogne, which it controls the flow and draws some of...

Ville de Pau
  • PAU

Ville de Pau

In the heart of the Bordeaux-Toulouse-Saragosse triangle, Pau is the prefecture of the Atlantic-Pyreness, the capital of Béarn. The city is ...

Ville de Nérac
  • NERAC

Ville de Nérac

The subprefecture of Lot-et-Garonne, 25km south-west of Agen, Nérac stretches along the Baïse Valley, a charming, small navigable river. Bui...

Bastide de Domme
  • DOMME

Bastide de Domme

14km south of Sarlat, overlooking the Dordogne, Domme is one of the prettiest villages in France. A bastide established in 1281 by King Phil...

Bastide de Villeneuve-sur-Lot
  • VILLENEUVE-SUR-LOT

Bastide de Villeneuve-sur-Lot

30km north of Agen, in a fertile plain surrounded by hills dotted with orchards and plum trees, Villeneuve is a bastide established on both ...

Belvès, l'Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France
  • BELVES

Belvès, l'Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France

35km south-west of Sarlat, south of the Dordogne valley, Belvès is one of the prettiest villages in France and in Périgord Noir. High on the...

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