Heritage tour of Nouvelle Aquitaine, The destinations you should not miss

Located in the south-west of France, New Aquitaine is a region which draws its charm from the diversity of its heritage, but also from the beauty of its cities.

It also seduces by the beauty of its fine sandy beaches and its ports such as Bayonne and La Rochelle. It attracts many tourists because of the famous sites such as the Dune of Pilat or its culinary wealth.


If the city of Bordeaux is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is not for nothing. It is especially recognized for the quality of its wines and the vineyards of Bordeaux.

Located on the banks of the Garonne, it was named the second best European destination according to the New York Times in 2016. This is proof that Bordeaux is one of the most popular destinations in the world.

Dune of Pilat

The dune of Pilat is one of the most unmissable sites in New Aquitaine. It measures over 720 kilometers and arouses curiosity and envy among the general public. It is hidden in a natural environment and is surrounded by forests.

Nearby, you can discover many seaside resorts such as the Ile de Ré or the Ile d’Aix. There are also magnificent towns such as La Rochelle, Rochefort, Bayonne …

This site is the ideal starting point for exploring the most beautiful landscapes of New Aquitaine such as the Arcachon basin or the Poitevin marsh.

Biarritz / Basque Country

The city of Biarritz is located on the Basque coast and seduces with its charm. It is one of the most frequented French destinations. It is suitable for tourism and activities in summer and winter.

Indeed, given its mild climate, it is possible to relax at will on the edges of its many beaches. Biarritz is also recognized for thalassotherapy. The city is also good for golf and surfing. Not far away, you can visit the wonders of the Basque Country.

Pau and the Pyrenees

Pau can boast of being one of the major tourist cities in France. Indeed, the city is home to the Pyrenees National Park, which is a globally recognized site. It is an inevitable stage of the Tour de France cyclist.

In Pau, you can visit and stroll through the castle which hosted the birth of the King of France and Navarre, Henri IV.

The Dordogne valley

The Dordogne valley is a UNESCO heritage site. It is one of the world’s largest biosphere reserves. This place with a thousand and one landscapes will dazzle you with the charm of its many landscapes made up of cliffs, castles, caves, but also beautiful small villages.

This is what makes it an exceptional and very frequented site. Close to the Dordogne valley is the new Lascaux site, which takes visitors into the past while tracing the history of the region’s former artists.

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