Download GPX file for this article
44.34349-0.53833Map mag.png


From Wikivoyage
Jump to: navigation, search
Map of Aquitaine

Aquitaine (also known as "Guyenne" or "Guienne") is an extensive region of south-west France with a long coastline along the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) and a mountainous border with Spain along the Pyrenees Mountains. The French part of Basque Country lies at the south-west end of Aquitaine.

Part of Aquitaine is the region of Les Landes or Landes which is well known for its beaches, sand dunes and pine forests.

Since 1 January 2016, Aquitaine has been combined with Limousin and Poitou-Charentes to form the new administrative region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. This new region is the largest in France by area, larger even than French Guiana.



Other destinations[edit]


Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]


Visit the numerous historical towns, villages and castles:

  • Bazas
  • Cadillac
  • Saint Emillion
  • Uzeste
  • Villandraut castle
  • Chateau de Malle

150 miles of continuous sandy beach between the Gironde and the Pyrenees host a lot of important beach resorts.

It is also an ideal region for family-friendly Naturist areas.



  • Noisettines du Medoc : A confectionnery made in Medoc since 1981 in the north of Aquitaine. It is based on high quality hazelnuts, gauged and unshelled.



Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

This region travel guide to Aquitaine is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!