New Aquitaine is a French region created in 2016. Located in the south west of France, it is the country’s largest region with its 84 036 km² surface area. It is composed of several departments. The choice was difficult because all of its cities are beautiful and particular. However, these ones stand as being the best.
Bordeaux is the chief town of New Aquitaine, a very popular town that will surprise you on many levels. The city of Bordeaux is dynamic with a vibrant nightlife. His cultural and historical heritage is rich and authentic. The architecture is unique. Enjoy your stay and visit sites like the Grand Théâtre or the impressive water mirror at the Place de la Bourse.
Go to Saint-Catherine lane for shopping. Do not forget to taste local fine wine and gourmet dishes in some gastronomic restaurants. Take an escaping cruise on Bay of Arcachon and visit the small island located in its center named the Île aux Oiseaux.
Sarlat la Caneda
Sarlat la Caneda is a fascinating town highly recommended to history lovers. Right in its center, you will find Sainte-Marie church, a Gothic edifice built from 1368 to 1479. It was rehabilitated by the French architect Jean Nouvel in 2001. It houses a covered food market and a glass elevator in the tower that offers an unobstructed view of the city. Nearby, there is the market selling local dishes, including foie gras and cheese. To the south, close to the Cathedral Saint-Sacerdos of Sarlat, you will discover the Lanterne des Morts tower.
Saint Emilion is a magnificent medieval village situated about 50 km away from Bordeaux. It is the perfect destination to discover the world’s best red wine and Grand Crus. You can even opt for a Wine Cab in St-Emilion Bordeaux to make the best of your stay. You will be fascinated by the beauty of its vineyards and also its historical monuments.
What would New Aquitaine be without Biarritz? It is an elegant resort town of the Basque coast. Biarritz is the landmark of water sports lovers. International surfers come there to have thrills while riding beautiful waves. In Biarritz, there is a plethora of tourist attractions such as the Rocher de la Vierge, museums, casinos, etc. It is definitely a city full of promise.
If you like both ancient houses and chocolate, then you will certainly appreciate Bayonne. This wonderful city is ranked among the best ones because of its typical beauty. There is so much to discover in its alleys. The cathedral of Bayonne must be visited during a trip in New Aquitaine. The City’s gastronomy is highly diversified. By the way, you will discover there all kinds of ham.