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

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 ...

Belvès, l'Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France
  • PAYS DE 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...

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...

Villeréal, bastide royale du XIIIème siècle
  • VILLEREAL

Villeréal, bastide royale du XIIIème siècle

North of Agenais on the Périgord border, Count Alphonse de Poitiers, brother of Saint Louis, established the bastide of Villeréal in Montlab...

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

Village de 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pujols
  • PUJOLS

Pujols

Overlooking Lot Valley and the town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, 27km north of Agen, Pujols is spread along the top of a rocky overhang, enclosed ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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, ...

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...

Village de Saint-Jean-de-Cole
  • SAINT-JEAN-DE-COLE

Village de Saint-Jean-de-Cole

40km north of Périgueux and 7km east of Thiviers, nestled in green hills, Saint Jean de Côle is a remarkable architectural site. The village...

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...

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...

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...

Plage de Parlementia
  • BIDART

Plage de Parlementia

6 beaches, supervised in high season : Ilbarritz, Pavillon Royal, Erretegia, Centre, Uhabia, Parlementia. Dogs not allowed. Beach clubs: 1 c...

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