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The historic Duchy of Aquitaine spans a vast area bounded by the south-western Atlantic coast of France and is rich in both natural and man-made attractions. At its heart lies one of the country’s oldest, and largest, ports the wealthy wine capital of Bordeaux with its elegant, 18th-century architecture lining the banks of the River Garonne. Here, down the centuries, the vine has been cultivated and its produce traded bringing fame and prosperity to a region also noted for its rich culinary heritage.
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The world-famous Medoc vineyards flank the mighty Gironde estuary, where the waters of the Garonne and Dordogne merge. South of here stretch the white, sandy beaches of Aquitaine’s Cote d’Argent and their associated resorts.
Worth a visit is Europe’s largest sand dune, the Dune du Pilat, a spectacular point from which to view wildlife and the impressive natural lagoon of the Bassin d’Arcachon, which enjoys protected status. Many of our Aquitaine villas can be found along this stretch of the coast.
Inland, the vast pine forest of Les Landes marches eastwards as far as the eye can see, planted during the 19th century when former marshland was drained depriving the local shepherds of a living. Today, their traditional ways are commemorated at the open-air Ecomusee de la Grande Lande, Marqueze.
As the foothills of the Pyrenees approach to the south, the Basque influence grows stronger; the Landais capital, Mont-de-Marsan, and spa town of Dax have bull-rings and, like many other ‘Pays Basque’ communities, possess ‘frontons’ where the game of pelote is played.
The increasingly rocky coastline which once sheltered fishing communities now boasts chic resorts like St Jean de Luz and surfing capital Biarritz. Bayonne ham, rugby and chocolate are among the attractions here.
Whilst the old duchy of Aquitaine benefitted from its proximity to the Atlantic and the opportunities for trade this offered, today’s visitors arrive in the region via excellent road, rail and air links with Bordeaux, Pau and Biarritz.
You can view our full selection of Aquitaine villas below.
If you’re looking for villas in Aquitaine, why not take a look at our latest Travel Guide to the region.
For more information about holidaying in south west France, visit the official Aquitaine Tourism website.