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The combination of the Canal du Midi – one of the oldest canals in Europe, brought into being under Louis XIV and still in operation today – and the Canal du Garonne is what makes up the Canal des Deux Mers, linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
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We would like to invite you to the Pays du Morcenais, in the Landes, at the heart of a secret forest with a diversity of heritage and brimming in ancestral traditions and legends.
As well as this heritage, the area is full of nature. Live, breathe, marvel and recharge your batteries. Many of our visitors fly in to Arjuzanx to recharge themselves!
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Each year in the spring, Bordeaux alternates between having a festival to celebrate its two main strengths—the wineries or the river. As 2015 is an odd-numbered year, it is the river's turn—for nearly 10 days, the River Festival (Fête du fleuve) will celebrate the river from 22 to 30 May.
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Transhumance is always a festive time for the villages that the shepherd and their flock cross through.
Based on this tradition and with the desire to establish a major festival in this little corner of Béarn, between Bayonne, Orthez and Pau, for 20 years the Transhumance musical team has taken over Laàs castle park to offer a 4 days and 3 nights festival to the public.
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Spring is a season full of promises and can be celebrated in a myriad of fashions.
The gourmet products of Aquitaine are like gifts from nature. They often have a label of origin and they are delightful to eat. Spring means it's time for many local festivals. And here are several of them...
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The Bordeaux Wine Trail in Graves and Sauternes spans a total of fifty kilometres, to the south of Bordeaux, along the banks of the Garonne. This trail is home to some of the finest wines in the world.
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You may well have recently heard people talking about the national « Living Heritage Company » (EPV) label? This label promotes artisanal and industrial expertise of excellence as well as those companies which ensure their sustainability.
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This is the name (meaning "singing under the pines") of this festival now into its 18th edition. Each month of March, festival goers sing and listen to songs in the Landes villages.
From 27 February to 28 March, 17 villages will play host to 31 artists and groups for this edition. From A for Alexis HK to Y for Yves Jamait via the female accordion duo Délinquante or the down-to-earth jazz trio Benoît Paradis from Quebec…
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Asiatica is a unique Biarritz museum, exhibiting a rich collection of Oriental art, mainly from India and China.
During the school holidays, the museum invites children to travel to Asia by way of magical arts and words.
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Do you have projects for next year? Aquitaine can help you choose some ;)

Please feel free to browse our new magazine, Getaways: for a taste of travel.
Great photos, reports from previous visitors, all sorts of topics, places, people, ideas: the full breadth of Aquitaine in 40 pages!
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