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Mild temperatures all year round, plenty of sunshine, beautiful coastline and a range of holiday accommodation from cottages to B&Bs makes this a perfect region for a holiday.



Explore the Aquitaine Region

Bordered along the whole of its west coast by the Atlantic Ocean, Aquitaine mild oceanic microclimate makes it and ideal holiday destination. The coast also offers Europe’s biggest beach of fine sand.  The coast offers activities such as surfing and sailing, and also cycling, with a massive network of cycling tracks.

Along the coast there are pretty harbours and seaside resorts, from the beaches of the Médoc in the north to those of the Basque Coast.

The ancient cultural ties in Aquitaine reach right back to prehistoric times, and the area was one of the last to actively use the Basque language.

Wine tasting

For wine connoisseurs, you can explore the winegrowing territories of Aquitaine including the city of Bordeaux included on the UNESCO World Heritage.  Aquitaine is the biggest region of fine wines in the world!


The Dordogne region of Aquitaine is located between the Pyrenees and the Loire Valley, making it the perfect area for visiting wider parts of the region. There are plenty of attractions for holidaymakers in the region, and the food and drink culture is of a very high standard.

Lot et Garonne

This region contains great tourist destinations such as Agen, Marmande and Duras, so is a great place to stay if you are interested in the history of the area. Less touristic than other regions in France, Lot et Garonne is perfect for exploring the smaller village lifestyle of Western France.


Heavily linked with Spain historically, this area provides a fantastic melange of cultural roots; from ancient France to Spanish influences, the region is steeped in history just waiting to be discovered by families and couples alike.


Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Landes is a lovely rural department in southern France. Its beaches, forests and rolling green hills make this region popular with many dieffernt types of holidaymakers, from activity seekers to those looking to relax in verdant green surroundings.


Located at the meeting point of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne, Gironde has long been a popular tourist region thanks to its mild climate and extravagant scenery. Take some time to visit the main city of Bordeaux for a real injection of vibrant culture and top-notch food and drink. Bordeaux is a strong University town, so has a lot to offer interms of activities and attractions, making it perfect for younger families or couples.

Other destinations you may find interesting!

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Some of our favourite escapes...

  • Holiday Cottage in Lot-et-Garonne, France
    Meric Gites Le Chai Self Catering Cottage Lot et Garonne region

    Holiday Cottage in Dolmayrac, Lot-et-Garonne, France

    Meric is a large ancient farmhouse situated near Sainte Livrade in South West France.The gites have a wealth of original features including oak beams and exposed stonewalls. We off...

    Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 450.00 - £ 850.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Dordogne, France
    No 1 The Mews Large Self Catering Dordogne France

    Holiday Cottage in Mauzac, Dordogne, France

    La Poste Mews is a large, relaxed and family friendly house set in the quiet village of Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang on the banks of the Dordogne River. The house has been refurbished ...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 500.00 - £ 1,400.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Dordogne, France
    Les Bignonias Self Catering for 8 with Pool

    Holiday Cottage in Cherval, Dordogne, France

    Les Bignonias is a beautifully converted traditional farmhouse with south facing gardens and a private pool 12x6, With views overlooking open countryside. Amongst sunflower and mai...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 400.00 - £ 900.00 per week

  • Holiday Home in Gironde, France
    Clos des Saveurs Holiday Villa France

    Holiday Home in GENSAC, Gironde, France

    A stunning holiday house, well dressed and in a wonderful setting. There is a private swimming pool and plenty of space for parking. Set in the heart of French wine country at the ...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 1,800.00 - £ 3,000.00 per week

  • Holiday Apartment in Dordogne, France
    Las Tres Esquinas Self Catering and B&B Gites Dordogne France

    Holiday Apartment in Monestier, Dordogne, France

    3 beautiful self catering gites in a Dordogne village amongst the Saussignac vineyards. B&B available. With a huge, enclosed courtyard and outdoor swimming pool, this is the ideal...


    £ 600.00 - £ 1,200.00 per week

  • Nature Reserve in Dordogne, France
    Aquarium du Périgord Noir

    Nature Reserve in LE BUGUE, Dordogne, France

    The Périgord Noir Aquarium invites you to discover a fascinating world of 3 million litres of water, where you can watch in natural light, more than 6000 fishes in their natural su...

    Nature Reserve, Aquariums, Childrens Attractions

  • Stately Homes in Dordogne, France
    Canoe Vacances

    Stately Homes in LA ROQUE GAGEAC, Dordogne, France

    Canoe and Kayaks for 2, 3 and 4 people. Courses for 9km, 16km and 25km. Snack bar and car park

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Lochs Lakes and Waterfalls, Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Tours and Trips, Sailing and Watersports, Guided Tours and Day Trips, Boat Trips

  • Stately Homes in Dordogne, France
    Le Château des Milandes

    Stately Homes in CASTELNAUD LA CHAPELLE, Dordogne, France

    Discover a historical heritage – Built in 1489, the castle is remarkable for the richness of its outdoor sculptures. The newly renovated gardens will welcome you for an extraordina...

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Tours and Trips, Visitor Centres and Museums

  • Child Friendly Attraction in Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France
    Adventure Park Aramits

    Child Friendly Attraction in Aramits, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France

    Tree-based adventures facing the Pyrenees

    Childrens Attractions, Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas

  • Child Friendly Attraction in Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France
    Aqua Bearn

    Child Friendly Attraction in Oloron Sainte-Marie, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France

    Aqua Park

    Childrens Attractions, Sailing and Watersports

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