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

Lascaux II
  • MONTIGNAC

Lascaux II

Located near the village of Montignac-sur-Vézère in Périgord Noir, Lascaux cave is a masterpiece of prehistoric art. In this cave developed ...

Relais et Châteaux Michel Trama

★★★★★
  • PUYMIROL

Relais et Châteaux Michel Trama

At the gates to Agen, the former country house of the Counts of Toulouse has been home to the Loges de L’Aubergade Hotel and Château since 1...

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Musée de Borda
  • DAX

Musée de Borda

Borda Museum, named after the naturalist Jean-François Borda and his famous father, the mathematician, Jean-Charles Borda, is temporarily lo...

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...

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...

Au Grand Hôtel de Sarlat - Pavillon Clos la...

★★★★
  • SARLAT-LA-CANEDA

Au Grand Hôtel de Sarlat - Pavillon Clos la...
Logis

Where charm rims with Perigord, CLOS LA BOETIE, ancient family mansion, 19th century old, is a luxury charming 4* hotel opening onto quietfu...

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Parc et jardin de buis du Château de Caudon
  • DOMME

Parc et jardin de buis du Château de Caudon

Backing onto wooded hills overlooking the left bank of the Dordogne, Caudon château’s park and boxwood garden are located a few kilometres f...

L'Hôtel Particulier - Suite Debussy - Suite Ravel
  • BORDEAUX

L'Hôtel Particulier - Suite Debussy - Suite Ravel

Situated dowtown in a 19 century stylish "Hôtel particulier" 5 large and luxury bedrooms. Two bedrooms with balcony, 2 suite with a private ...

Hôtel Parc Victoria

★★★★★
  • SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ

Hôtel Parc Victoria

Situated a stone's throw from the beach in a lush green park, this 19C mansion has 20 comfortable rooms and suites furnished in Art Deco sty...

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CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain
  • BORDEAUX

CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain

In Bordeaux, now hidden behind the Bourse maritime, set back from the docks, the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art is located in an old 19th c...

Saint Jean Pied de Port
  • SAINT-JEAN-PIED-DE-PORT

Saint Jean Pied de Port

Situé entre la côte basque et la frontière espagnole, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port est l'un des Plus Beaux Villages de France. Étape renommée sur...

La Corniche basque
  • URRUGNE

La Corniche basque

Sentier du littoral longeant sur 7 km les hautes falaises de flysch. A découvrir, la crique naturelle des viviers basques, les vestiges de l...

Parc du Sarrat
  • DAX

Parc du Sarrat

1km south of Notre-Dame de Dax Cathedral, discover Sarrat park, an outstanding place with over 800 trees from 27 different families. In the ...

Hôtel Les Pyrénées

★★★★
  • SAINT-JEAN-PIED-DE-PORT

Hôtel Les Pyrénées

Dans un des plus beaux villages de la région, Anne-Marie et Firmin Arrambide et leurs enfants reçoivent leurs hôtes dans les chambres élégan...

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Bastide de Monflanquin
  • MONFLANQUIN

Bastide de Monflanquin

About fifteen kilometres north of Lot Valley, the bastide of Monflanquin stand out, perched high above a landscape of round hills and orchar...

Le Thot - Espace Cro-Magnon
  • THONAC

Le Thot - Espace Cro-Magnon

8km south of Montignac, on the opposite bank of the Vézère, the Thot – Espace Cro-Magnon aims to prepare you for visits to the many prehisto...

L'Hostellerie des Ducs - restaurant
  • DURAS

L'Hostellerie des Ducs - restaurant

À une centaine de kilomètres à peine de Bordeaux, la cité historique de Duras est une étape à ne pas manquer. L'Hostellerie des Ducs a chois...

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Grotte de Domme (Grotte de la Halle)
  • DOMME

Grotte de Domme (Grotte de la Halle)

Sous la bastide de Domme construite au XIIIème siècle sur un coteau au dessus de la Dordogne, se trouve un monde fantastique. Vous y entrez ...

Le Jardin des Nénuphars Latour-Marliac
  • LE TEMPLE-SUR-LOT

Le Jardin des Nénuphars Latour-Marliac

About 30km north-east of Agen, Nénuphars Latour-Marliac Garden is located in the village of Temple/Lot, near the river which receives water ...

Le Grand Hôtel de la Plage

★★★★
  • BISCARROSSE PLAGE

Le Grand Hôtel de la Plage

All of our rooms feature an ocean view, along with the comfort of a large bed and a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi throughout and a walk-in show...

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Cité médiévale de Saint-Macaire
  • SAINT-MACAIRE

Cité médiévale de Saint-Macaire

About fifty kilometres south-east of the capital of Aquitaine, the medieval city of Saint-Macaire form the historic lock of Bordelais on the...

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