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Come and visit the Nouvelle Aquitaine region

Where’s the ideal destination for your camping holiday? Nouvelle-Aquitaine, of course! The region abounds with historical, cultural and natural treasures just waiting to be discovered!

Do you know the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region?

Combining the former regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes, this part of south-west France is ideally situated between the Pyrénées, the Massif Central and the Atlantic Ocean. And its warm, sunny climate is simply perfect!

This is a truly magnificent region, boasting a wide variety of landscapes, from the world-famous Bordeaux vineyards to the peaks of the Pyrénées, from the typically picturesque Basque Country to the islands of Ré and Oléron, from the Dordogne Valley to the uplands of Limousin. With beaches, forests, lakes and the ocean, Nouvelle-Aquitaine provides a splendid backdrop for an unforgettable holiday! 

 

What awaits you in Nouvelle-Aquitaine? 

If you’re on a camping holiday in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, you can explore some must-see tourist sites such as the towns of Bayonne, Pau, Bordeaux, Poitiers and Périgueux.

Fancy some historical sightseeing? Then head for the châteaux in Cazeneuve, Roquetaillade, Bonaguil and La Rochefoucauld or the medieval towns of Saint-Emilion and Sarlat-la-Canéda. Continue your discovery of Nouvelle-Aquitaine with a wander around the old harbour of La Rochelle or the lovely little villages of Angles-sur-l’Anglin, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne and Collonges-la-Rouge.

Love the fresh ocean air? The well-known seaside resorts of Arcachon, Capbreton, Biarritz, Hossegor, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Royan are perfect for sightseeing, swimming and sandcastles!

Want to reach for the sky? You’ll be spoilt for choice here! Climb to the top of the Dune du Pilat, almost 100metres above sea level, or discover La Rhune mountain and take the little train to the top for a breathtaking panorama!

Are architecture and heritage your thing? Visit the church in Aulnay-de-Saintonge, the collegiate church in Le Dorat, the triade of Romanesque churches in Melle or the church in Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe.

Keen to sample the local cuisine? The region is renowned for its wonderful produce and specialities, such as the wines of Bordeaux, Agen prunes, Bayonne ham, the traditional Basque cake, and much more!

 

What to do and see in Nouvelle-Aquitaine during your camping holiday? 

There is so much to see and do in the region. With its multitude of fine sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, there is plenty of choice for recreation or relaxation! This is a world-famous destination for surfers too, so why not give the sport a try? We’re sure you’ll love it! The region also counts many lakes and lagoons, so there are myriad opportunities for watersports such as standup paddleboarding, kitesurfing and canoeing.

Your camping holiday will be a chance to take some time out in stunning natural surroundings with pine forests, numerous cycle paths, ski resorts and hiking trails, so make the most of the great outdoors!

 

Looking for activities for the family in Nouvelle-Aquitaine?

There is plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages. Take a journey into the future at the well-known Futuroscope park. Or if you’re a family of thrill-seekers, spend a day at the Walibi Sud-Ouest theme park. Do your kids love animals? They’ll adore a trip to Zoodyssée in Villiers-en-Bois, La Palmyre zoo, or the aquarium in Biarritz   and so will you! There is so much on offer to make your camping holiday a memorable one for all the family.

 

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