Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes were merged together to form a new super region that covers most of the south-west of France from the Spanish border to La Rochelle.
It is a very diverse region. In the far south, near the Spanish border, the area is known as the Basque region with a distinct culture and cuisine and a number of bustling seaside resorts. Further inland, the departments of Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne are typical of south-west France with scenic countryside, meandering rivers and beautiful bastide villages. The countryside varies from vineyards around Bordeaux and Cognac, sunflower fields in Charente, rolling greenery in Limousin and the green marshlands of the Marais Poitevin in Deux-Sèvres.
Nouvelle Aquitaine includes twelve French Departments; Charente, Charente-Maritime, Corrèze, Creuse, Deux-Sèvres, Dordogne, Gironde, Haute-Vienne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, and Vienne. However we have selected 3 Departments; Gironde, Landes & Pyrénées-Atlantiques to compliment the variety of regional wine tours and golfing holidays we have on offer in this exciting region of France.
Centred around Bordeaux, the capital of Gironde, the department has several other notable highlights, including important coastal towns and the world renowned Medoc and Saint Emilion wine regions. Bordeaux itself has a ancient history and is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without doubt it is one of the most impressive cities in France.
To the north of Bordeaux the Medoc peninsula has numerous popular coastal resorts such as Lacanau to the west, and the vineyards of the Medoc wine region to the east. However, no visit to the Gironde would be complete without a visit to the vineyards of
Saint-Emilion, which includes some of the most attractive town and villages in France not to mention some
of the best wines of the world.
The Landes department of western Gironde is best known for the many seaside resorts and long sandy beaches that line the coast, and for the extensive forests of the region. This coast forms part of the Cote d'Argent, an almost unbroken line of 120 kilometres of
sandy beaches along south-west France. And where there are sandy beaches not far behind are challenging
links courses made more challenging with the unforgiving Atlantic winds.
Pyrenees-Atlantiques department can offer a morning on the beach and a visit to a mountain village in the afternoon - perhaps with lunch in Biarritz in between the two! The lively city of Biarritz will be a highlight of your visit to the Pyrenees-Atlantiques along with nearby Bayonne, and on the coast to the south be sure to visit Saint-Jean-de-Luz, an important point on the coastal pilgrimage route from France to
Santiago de Compostella.
Tours & Excursions
A must-visit destination combining golf, gastronomy and wine tasting we have partnered with a number of
top class establishments from 5-star hotels to luxurious châteaux within the region to offer an
exceptional trip to this fantastic region of France. For golf lovers some of the most famous and oldest
French golf courses are ready to welcome you to pit you skills against them. For wine lovers nothing more
can be said about Bordeaux as it is the home to over 7,500 different châteaux spread out over 120,000
hectares and offer the wine connoisseur some of the greatest wines in the world.