Gites in Aquitaine
A vast region stretching from Bordeaux to the Basque country, Aquitaine is truly a treasure trove of culture, beauty and history. Gites in Aquitaine are perfectly positioned for groups, couples or families holidaying in France, due to the diversity of the region which combines coastline with countryside, providing a picturesque backdrop to any short or long break. The western coastline of the region is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, meaning that the Gulf Stream creates a year round mild climate, with 2,200 hours of sunshine a year. To the south of Aquitaine, gites are set amid the lush foothills of the Pyrenees Atlantique. With a mix of gentle and more challenging routes, this area has become a popular destination for walkers in Aquitaine.
Accommodation for Aquitaine Holidays
Holiday accommodation in Aquitaine, located close to the region's long sandy beaches, is the perfect base for a beach holiday. Enjoy walks along the promenade, where you can explore ports and nearby markets and cafés. There are lots of activities available in Aquitaine with many water sports lovers seeking their thrills by surfing, body boarding and windsurfing along the Atlantic waves. Land-based pastimes such as tennis, cycling and fishing are also readily available from many gites in Aquitaine. We offer a wide range of accommodation for Aquitaine holidays, giving you access to many of these amazing experiences in some of France’s most breathtaking scenery.
Aquitaine Holiday Villas
There are many Holiday villas in Aquitaine available near Bordeaux. This area has many more attractions on offer including stunning architecture, which helped Bordeaux gain its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The elegant city has an array of museums, theatres and operas as well as numerous restaurants and cafés, which will ensure that visitors have plenty to see and do during their time there. Holiday villas in Aquitaine located below the Gironde are popular with surfers and beach lovers, where they can spend their time on the sands of Côte d’Argent which, romantically translates into English as the Silver Coast.
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The fusion of lush green countryside, majestic mountains and miles of Atlantic coastline has made Aquitaine one of the most popular destinations in France, offering thrill seekers, sun worshippers and those craving true relaxation an almost overwhelming range of things to do – and not do. We think Aquitiane offers a very special side of France – a side that equals the very best that this inspiring country has to offer. Let us guide you through the perfect Aquitaine escape.
Places to go in Aquitaine
When the question of how to spend your time in Aquitaine arises, it should perhaps be replaced with what can’t you do? Occupying a unique and vast tract of land that stretches from Bordeaux down to the rugged and beautiful mountains of the northern Pyrenees and the Basque Country, you can immerse yourself in all that ocean and land have to offer. From surfing, body boarding and swimming to simply savouring the mouth-watering seafood that’s served up in restaurants up and down the coast. Inland you can choose to spend your days fishing, playing tennis, cycling or exploring the valleys and forests of locations such as Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park on foot – or even by kayak or canoe. If you’re taking children along with you, you’ll find the range of activities will keep them occupied all holiday long.
Our Top Picks in Aquitaine
We want you to enjoy the best that Aquitaine has to offer and so here's a small selection of our favourite things to see and do;
Dune du Pilat
Visit the largest sand dune in Europe which runs south of the Bassin d’Arcachon for almost 2 miles and stands at a lofty 100 metres. Perched on this amazing 20 million cubic metre bar of sand you’ll enjoy stunning coastal vistas of Arcachon Bay. A great way to get the blood pumping and work up an appetite for later.
Ornithology Park (Parc Ornithologique at Le Teich)
Even if you never thought of yourself as a bird lover, you probably will after a visit to this vast bird sanctuary. Enjoy the sights and sounds of some of Europe’s rarest birds – an enthralling experience that is sure to delight visitors young and old.
Sarlat - Souillac Cycleway (Piste Cyclable)
For many people, riding around on a bicycle is as French as Satre or Napolean – and the Souillac Cycleway is a wonderful tract of typically French countryside in which to experience it yourself. Many other cycle routes already exist in the region, but this route offers access to a vast and beautiful swathe of the Dordogne Valley; a real taste of France.
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