11 Travel Goals in Aquitaine, France


The old Aquitaine region (now a part of Nouvelle-Aquitaine since 2016) boasts of a diverse topography. Located in the southwestern of France, in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountains. This historic province has a lot to offer for every kind of traveler from fancy chateaux to mountain summits to amazing beaches. 

1. Bordeaux Wine

Join a guided tour of châteaux and vineyards in the world’s largest producer of fine wine. A day of wine tasting plus learning a thing or two about its history from the region’s very own masters of taste. Make sure to have a designated driver, you’ll never know how much fun you’ll have!

2. Saint-Émilion

A day trip around the UNESCO Heritage site in the heart of Bordeaux, also famed for its namesake wine. This is a charming village named after a monk who settled in the area in the 8th century. Hike or bike your way around the historical landscape of this beautiful place.

3. La Cité du Vin

A hi–tech way of discovering the world’s wine culture. Have a deeper understanding of wine’s relationship with people, view exhibitions and join workshops – a world of experiences indeed.

4. Anglet Beaches

Dubbed as the “Little California” for its 4.5 km stretch of fine sand. Get a tan or meditate by the beach, dip in the waters or even surf the waves.

5. Pic du Midi d’Ossau

A stimulating hike to a majestic Pyrenean summit, with an elevation of over 900 meters. Located at the heart of  Pyrénées National Park.

6. La Roque-Gageac

A picturesque town at the foot of a cliff along the Dordogne River. Also cited as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

7. Biarritz Lighthouse

Climb 248 steps to witness a panoramic view of the coastline and the town of Biarritz, built-in 1834.

8. Château de la Brède

Travel back to 18th century, the gothic styled palace which was home to French philosopher, Charles Louis de Montesquieu.

9. Rocher de la Vierge

Cross a small bridge to the statue of the Virgin Mary atop a rock surrounded by crashing waves and enjoy the view of the sea and even the city of Biarritz.

10. Funiculaire de Pau

A free, short and fun way to get to and from the upper/lower part of the town of Pau.

11. Grand Bayonne

Sight see  Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Château-Vieux, and Town Hall of Bayonne.

4 thoughts on “11 Travel Goals in Aquitaine, France

  1. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading?

    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hi, I’ve taken down the photos posted previously. Hopefully, I really get to visit Aquitaine in the future and post amazing photos here. Thanks for dropping by.


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