Bordeaux: a vibrant city and exceptional wines
Capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Bordeaux is characterised by its exceptional urban centre registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Bordeaux is a gourmet destination with many restaurants. It is also a trendy city with a rich cultural scene and many museums. During your stay, do not miss the visit of La Cité du Vin. At the gates of Bordeaux, discover the world’s most renowned vineyards with its 7000 bottles.
Outstanding cultural and historical sites
Nouvelle-Aquitaine is France’s region with the most UNESCO sites, as well as 28 “Art and History” cities, 26 “Plus Beaux Villages de France” and many castles. Our rich heritage and culture reflect what an important part the area played in the history of France. In the Dordogne Valley, the unprecedented complete replica of Lascaux tells of the discovery of this famous decorated cave. A trip back to 18.000 BC to explore one of the most prestigious archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.
A diverse gastronomy and the world’s most famous wines
Here, gastronomy is varied and tasty, simple and creative. Did you know that Nouvelle-Aquitaine is France’s number one region for the quality of its products? Exceptional products such as “foie gras” in the Dordogne Valley, oysters from Marennes Oléron or from the Arcachon bay, the traditional Bayonne ham or Espelette peppers. Taste one of our region’s many specialities by stopping by a terrace or on a local market!
Bordeaux, Cognac, Saint-Emilion… our region boasts fabulous and internationally famous wines that the entire planet envies us and that symbolizes the “French art of living”. Have a tasting session completed by a personalised wine tour… our vineyards are waiting for you!
An authentic and preserved nature
With 750kms of sandy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and five regional nature parks, nature lovers will love travelling from wide open spaces to emblematic vineyards and from mythical beaches to pine forests or unforgettable island landscapes.
A multitude of activities for holidays on-the-go
You can choose to explore Nouvelle-Aquitaine by foot on the Ways of St James or on nature hikes, by bicycle or by boat on the waterways. Our region is France’s number one golfing destination, with extraordinary courses and breath-taking green landscapes, as well as magical surf spots.
With Terra Aventura, participate in an incredible treasure hunt! A myriad of riddles to solve, clues to find, treasures to discover… Download the free application available in your language. An amazing way to explore Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s treasures and know-how.
For couples, families and friends, live unique and unforgettable experiences in Nouvelle-Aquitaine!
How to get to Nouvelle-Aquitaine
The region has nine airports: Bordeaux Mérignac, Poitiers Biard, Limoges, Biarritz Pays Basque, La Rochelle - Ile de Ré, Agen, Bergerac Dordogne-Périgord, Brive Vallée de la Dordogne and Pau Pyrénées. They provide daily connections with Paris and all the major national and international cities.
Examples of flight times to and from Paris:
- Paris Orly – Bordeaux: 1hr10min
- Paris Orly – Limoges: 1hr10min
- Paris Orly - La Rochelle: 1hr2min
From London, you can be in Poitiers in 5¼ hours or in Bordeaux in an hour via Eurostar and the French West Coast LGV high-speed line.
- Paris/Bordeaux : 2hrs
- Paris/Poitiers : 1hr