Nouvelle Aquitaine is one of France’s largest administrative regions, covering the entire southern and southwestern areas and featuring beaches, nightlife, history, wine country and entertainment. The region contains the major cities and towns of Bordeaux, Biarritz, La Rochelle and Saint-Émilion, among others. The Dune of Pilat is a massive and famous sand dune right on the seashore. The Lascaux caves offer the chance to witness astonishing art from the Palaeolithic era. Wine lovers will adore La Ciudad del Vino, where you’ll enjoy a sleek, modern space filled with wine-related exhibits.

    The Musée d’Aquitaine offers regional art and artefacts from across history. At Marqueyssac Gardens, visitors will navigate pathways among well-tended greenery and stunning valley views. Castelnaud-la-Chapelle Castle offers a war museum from the Middle Ages in a genuine medieval castle. Place de la Bourse is a famed landmark square marked by a serene reflecting pool. A walk through the vast Irati Forest offers a fairy-tale experience for adults and kids of every age.

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