Aquitaine

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The Aquitaine region

AquitaineThe Aquitaine region lies in the southwest of France and it is made up of five departments; Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and the Pyrénées Atlantiques. The landscape is one of golden sandy beaches

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Anglet - On the Basque coast

Anglet - © Adeline Callamand / Atout FranceLocated on the Basque coast in Aquitaine, Anglet forms part of the Biarritz-Bayonne-Anglet "conurbation". The coast is the main attraction and the beach at Anglet is at the southern end of the very long (200km) stretch of beach that runs from Arcachon to Biarritz.

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Hendaye - Between sea and mountain

Hendaye - © Françoise Beuaguion / Atout FranceBetween sea and mountain, 16 km south of St Jean de Luz, come and enjoy the last town before the Spanish frontier.

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Biarritz

Biarritz Biarritz is one of Europe's most beautiful and stylish cities, resting on the French/ Spanish border. This coastal town embraces three cultures (French, Basque and Spanish) and its mild climate makes it a good year round destination.

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Biscarosse

BiscarosseWide-open natural landscapes are a prominent feature of Biscarrosse's beauty. The lagoon blue of the lake, the immense scale of the ocean, the fine sandy beaches and the pine forests all run alongside the dunes...

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Bordeaux City of Culture

Bordeaux city of cultureBordeaux is the perfect destination for a romantic short break, often known as the 'Paris of the South' this beautiful city is the capital of fine wine and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil

Les EyziesLes Eyzies is a small river side village deep in the heart of the Vézère valley some 24 km SW of the Lascaux caves in the Périgord area of Dordogne in south west France. The village and surrounding area is steeped in prehistory...

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Chateau de Commarque

Chateau de CommarqueBuilt in the 12th century this now ruined castle lies in the Dordogne department of Aquitaine between the towns of Les Eyzies and Sarlat. Although ruined the Chateau de Commarque is still a very beautiful castle which ...

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