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

Grotte de Bara-Bahau
  • LE BUGUE

Grotte de Bara-Bahau

North of a loop in the Vézère in the town of Bugue, a few kilometres from Eyzies and its Museum of the Prehistoric Era, come and see Bara-Ba...

La Vallée des Aldudes
  • ALDUDES

La Vallée des Aldudes

La vallée des Aldudes, cernée de crêtes atteignant 1000m d’altitude, livre son histoire pastorale à travers ses fermes peuplant la montagne....

Golf de Moliets
  • MOLIETS-ET-MAA

Golf de Moliets

The Moliets golf course has been elected the best golf in Aquitaine in 2005, designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1989 , the course was b...

Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • PAU

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Located in the town centre, near Beaumont Park and the Boulevard des Pyrénées, Pau Museum of Fine Art occupies a building from the 1930s wit...

Les Fresques
  • MONESTIER

Les Fresques

Our gourmet restaurant, "Les Fresques" is situated in the East Wing of the Château overlooking the lake, parkland and oak woods. The restaur...

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Ferme Ostalapia
  • AHETZE

Ferme Ostalapia

Le restaurant vous propose un panel de plats régionaux à partager autour de la cheminée ou sur la terrasse avec une vue panoramique sur la c...

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Hôtel Arcé

★★★★
  • SAINT-ETIENNE-DE-BAIGORRY

Hôtel Arcé

Situé au coeur des montagnes du Pays-Basque, à proximité de la forêt, l'hôtel Arcé vous accueille au bord de la rivière à saint-Etienne-de-B...

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Les Jardins de Brantôme

★★★
  • BRANTOME EN PERIGORD

Les Jardins de Brantôme

18th century coaching inn renovated into a charming hotel-restaurant combining ancient and contemporary styles. The rooms are comfortable an...

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Hôtel Les Baigneuses de Biarritz

★★★
  • BIARRITZ

Hôtel Les Baigneuses de Biarritz

The CARITZ offers you the ocean right in the heart of Biarritz. Thanks to its unique location above the beach of the Port Vieux (Old Port) ,...

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Restaurant Mendi Alde SARL Amedeenia
  • OSSES

Restaurant Mendi Alde SARL Amedeenia

Etablissement situé au coeur du Pays basque à Ossès, à 10 min. de Saint Jean Pied de Port.
Le restaurant Mendi Alde vous propose différents...

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Château de Lassalle
  • LAPLUME

Château de Lassalle

This dwelling with character is nature and quiet.
At the Gers' doors, let you get bewitched by the charm of a XVIIIth century mansion in a ...

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Hôtel Château Grattequina
  • BLANQUEFORT

Hôtel Château Grattequina

Ideally situated 8 km from the centre of Bordeaux and 15 minutes from the airport, the Château Grattequina is a superb example of 19 th cent...

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Musée Gallo-Romain Vesunna
  • PERIGUEUX

Musée Gallo-Romain Vesunna

Right in the centre of the old city of Périgueux, near Vésone Tower and the Bas-Empire roman rampart, Vesunna, a Gallo-Roman museum site is ...

Croisières du Prince Henry
  • NERAC

Croisières du Prince Henry

Step on board one of our 75-seater varnished wooden barges at Nérac, one of France’s most beautiful marinas, for an unforgettable cruise alo...

Domaine de Grenade
  • SAINT-SELVE

Domaine de Grenade

About twenty kilometres south of Bordeaux, towards Lagon, the Grenade Estate boasts a unique, 150 ha park, one of the most extensive in Aqui...

Hôtel Villa L'Arche

★★★★
  • BIDART

Hôtel Villa L'Arche

Charming hotel with 6 rooms and 2 junior suites.
Here, the ocean is at the foot of the garden.
Direct access to the beach.
Six rooms w...

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Village de La Roque-Gageac
  • LA ROQUE-GAGEAC

Village de La Roque-Gageac

Niché au pied de hautes falaises dans une courbe de la Dordogne, La Roque-Gageac est l'un des plus beaux villages de France. Ses belles mais...

Musée National des Douanes
  • BORDEAUX

Musée National des Douanes

Located in the symbolic Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux, in the Fermes Hotel which housed the customs and taxes administration, the National ...

Boutique Hôtel Bordeaux

★★★★
  • BORDEAUX

Boutique Hôtel Bordeaux

Right at the centre of Bordeaux, Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux is a luxury design hotel oozing charm and as its name indicates. It is of conte...

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Abri de Cap Blanc
  • MARQUAY

Abri de Cap Blanc

Discovered in 1909, and listed as a Historical Monument in 1926 and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and belonging to the state sinc...

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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