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

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 ...

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...

Cathédrale Saint-Front
  • PERIGUEUX

Cathédrale Saint-Front

Fondée en 980 et achevée en 1047, la Cathédrale est conçue sur un plan en forme de Croix grecque et comporte cinq coupoles : un magnifique c...

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 ...

Le Vieux Logis
  • TREMOLAT

Le Vieux Logis

Un mélange de surprises avec Vincent Arnould. Il sait que les yeux sont les premiers à déguster et ses créations en sont la preuve.



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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...

Plage d'Erretegia
  • BIDART

Plage d'Erretegia

6 plages surveillées en saison : Ilbarritz, Pavillon Royal, Erretegia, le Centre, l’Uhabia, Parlementia. Chiens interdits. 2 clubs de plage ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bastide d'Eymet
  • EYMET

Bastide d'Eymet

24km south of Bergerac on the border between Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne, the bastide of Eymet was built in a meander in the Dropt River. Al...

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...

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

Les Plages de Saint-Jean-de-Luz

6 beaches supervised from end June to end August or mid-September. Grande Plage, Erromardie, Lafitenia, Mayarko, Cénix, Socoa. Dogs not allo...

Sarlat-la-Caneda
  • SARLAT-LA-CANEDA

Sarlat-la-Caneda

67km south-east of Périgueux, north of the Dordogne valley and east of the Vézère valley, Sarlat la Canéda is one of the jewels of Périgord ...

Bastide de Vianne
  • VIANNE

Bastide de Vianne

East of Agen and 10km north of Nérac in Pays d’Albret, Vianne is a bastide in the valley along the Baïse, on the foundations of a village ca...

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...

Ville de Biarritz
  • BIARRITZ

Ville de Biarritz

De petit village de pêcheurs de baleines, Biarritz est devenue grande ville de l’Aquitaine et du Pays Basque, station balnéaire réputée tant...

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...

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...

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...

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