The Nouvelle Aquitaine is France’s largest region. Equivalent in size to about the entire size of the country of Austria, there’s plenty of things to do in Nouvelle Aquitaine beyond Bordeaux. From catchin’ a wave in the European birth place of surfing to swooshing down the pistes of the Pyrenees, outdoor enthusiasts will love this region for the varied activities from sea to summit. Foodies find a bounty of gastronomic delights. And luxury good lovers will appreciate everything from the world-class wines of Bordeaux to the hand-crafted leather goods produced in Saint-Junien for some of the world’s best known fashion houses.
No matter where you choose to explore beyond Bordeaux, the Nouvelle Aquitaine surely offers unique experiences for everyone. Explore the region with us beyond the Bordeaux wine region.
Biarritz and Pays Basque
Travel about two hours south of Bordeaux and you reach Bayonne, Biarritz and the Pays Basque. This part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine is a favorite in the region. The Pays Basque offers 25 kilometers of Atlantic Coastline, powerful waves attracting surfers and making it the birthplace of surfing in Europe, gastronomic delights from the spicy Espelette Pepper to the sweet Gateau Basque, a festival spirit and Basque spirit, and even the rugged foothills of the Pyrenees attracting outdoor enthusiasts with ample hiking and even white water rafting.
Pau and the Pyrénées