Aquitaine

Aquitaine is one of the most varied regions of France. Around the Gironde estuary, the region is low-lying land, and one of the most famous wine-producing areas in France. The highlight here is the picturesque town of Saint-Émilion. Bordeaux, the capital city, has many fine buildings in the old city, such as the unique eighteenth-century theatre. North of Bordeaux, to the west of the Gironde estuary, lies the area of Médoc, the most prestigious of the region’s wine-producing areas.

On the coast, the resort of Arcachon is very popular, on account of its incredible landscape, with the proximity of the Dune du Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe. Les Landes, to the south,  is the most heavily forested area of Europe; it is covered with pine forests interspersed with small areas of heath, farmland and lakes. The coastline of les Landes is a long almost unbroken stretch of sandy beach with nice and quiet resorts such as Biscarrosse, Capbreton, Mimizan, Lacanau, Hossegor and many more.