« FRANCEPlaces to StaySouthwest France • Aquitaine

Aquitaine Hotels & Accommodation

Magical Journeys France

Aquitaine is one of the regions of France, in the south-western part of Metropolitan France, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain. It is composed of the 5 departments of Dordogne, Lot et Garonne, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Landes and Gironde. In the Middle Ages Aquitaine was a kingdom and a duchy, whose boundaries fluctuated considerably.

Popular Destinations: ArcachonBayonneBergeracBiarritzBordeauxMerignac
Sarlat-la-CanedaALL AQUITAINE Hotels & Accommodation

• Bordeaux

Bordeaux Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as 'an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble' of the 18th century …

• Biarritz

Biarritz Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Biarritz is a luxurious seaside town and is popular with tourists and surfers. Biarritz has long made its fortune from the sea: as a whaling settlement from the twelfth century onwards, in the 18th century doctors recommended that the ocean at Biarritz had therapeutic properties …

Regions of Aquitaine: DordogneGirondeLandes

… more destinations in Aquitaine, France

» Arcachon

Arcachon Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Arcachon is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It is a popular bathing location on the Atlantic coast 55 kilometres southwest of Bordeaux in the Landes forest. It has a fine beach and a mild climate said to be favourable for pulmonary complaints …

» Bayonne

Bayonne Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Bayonne It belongs to both vernacular cultural regions of Basque Country and Gascony. The Nive divides Bayonne into Grand Bayonne and Petit Bayonne, with five bridges between the two, both quarters still backed by Vauban's walls …

» Bergerac

Bergerac Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Bergerac offers some of the finest wines in the Bordeaux region. The drainage is excellent as a result of its proximity to the Dordogne River. The town has an important tourist industry and features a tobacco museum, in which, no smoking is allowed …

» Merignac

Merignac Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Merignac is the largest suburb of the city of Bordeaux and adjoins it to the west. Mérignac is the site of Bordeaux International Airport. The name Mérignac derives from the gallo-roman word Matriniacus, name of a villa rustica that was the origin of the today town …

» Pau

Pau Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Pau was also the capital of the historical Béarn Province. The Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, founded in 1972, accounts for a large student population. The Boulevard des Pyrénées is 1.8 km from the Château de Pau to the Parc Beaumont, with views of the mountains …

» Perigueux

Perigueux Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Perigueux is the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese. In the 10th century, Le Puy-Saint-Front was constructed around an abbey next to the old Gallo-Roman city. It was organised into a municipality around 1182. In 1940, many Jews from Alsace and Alsatians were evacuated to Périgueux …

» Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Saint-Emilion's history goes back to prehistoric times and is a World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. The Romans planted vineyards in what was to become Saint-Émilion as early as the 2nd century …

» Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Aquitaine, France

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is situated to the east of the Bay of Biscay. Thanks to its strong sea walls or dykes that protect the town from the full savagery of the Atlantic ocean, it has become a favourite for bathers across the Basque Coast. The seaside resort itself is relatively recent …

» Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Saint John at the foot of the mountain pass in French) is close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. The town is also the old capital of the traditional Basque Lower Navarre. This is the starting point for the Camino Frances …

» Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda Hotels, Aquitaine, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda, or simply Sarlat, is in a region known as the Périgord Noir (the Black Périgord, as opposed to the Green Périgord, the White Périgord, and the Purple Périgord). Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin …

• All Aquitaine

Aquitaine, Southwest France

If you are looking for a particular property or location in Aquitaine, or prefer to search for your accommodation by category, amenities, traveller ratings and reviews, or location to the towns and attractions on the map (and check out the Google earth options for a really great view), then please click here …

» see all Aquitaine Hotels, B&B's & Accommodation

« FRANCEPlaces to StaySouthwest France • Aquitaine

Magical Journeys to FranceAquitaine
on the map

Aquitaine Hotels & Accommodation

Magical Journeys to FranceAquitaine Tours
Travel & Activities

Magical Journeys to France

The vine was introduced to the Bordeaux region by the Romans, probably in the mid-1st century, to provide wine for local consumption, and wine production has been continuous in the region since then. Both red and white wines are made in Bordeaux. Red Bordeaux is called claret in the United Kingdom. …

» AQUITAINE Tours, Travel & Activities

Magical Journeys to FranceDestination

Magical Journeys to France

In Roman times, the province of Gallia Aquitania originally comprised the region of Gaul between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Garonne River, but Augustus Caesar added to it the land between the Garonne and the Loire River. At this stage the province extended inland as far as the Cevennes and covered an area about one third of the size of modern France …

» Destination Guide: Aquitaine

Tours, Travel & Activities with Viator

» France Travel Guides

France Travel Guides