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.
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.
- Bordeaux - The former capital of Aquitaine, and now the capital of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
- Saint Emilion
Visit the numerous historical towns, villages and castles:
- Saint Emillion
- 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. http://www.noisettines.fr