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Things to Do in Aquitaine, France - Aquitaine Attractions

Things to Do in Aquitaine


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  • Emily T
    Glasgow, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    La Dune du Pylat is just incredible! It's this massive sandy hill right by the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by lush forests.Let me tell you about the sunset, it's absolutely breathtaking. You've got to see it for yourself. It's one of those moments you'll never forget!
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Warby
    Bicester, UK3,631 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very large and imposing building. Great architecture. Best photos are on the other side of the road with the river behind you and water to the front. Nice statue in the middle
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Camila D
    State of Sao Paulo4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently visited the Chateau last week and it was truly a wonderful experience. Adrienne, who is part of the family, took the time to share with us the rich history of the chateau and the process of wine-making. Thank you once again. Amazing experience! We highly recommend visiting there!
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Brucestewart
    Livingston, UK10,161 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came across this fun feature one evening after dinner. Needless to say when my wife saw several other people walking barefoot across the 'Mirror' she took off her shoes and joined them. She said the water was warm no doubt because it had been a warm sunny day.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Christine R
    Bordeaux, France4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There were so many different experiences and discoveries it's hard to describe them. We enjoyed the bird-of-prey display and loved exploring the gardens. Lunch in the brasserie was delicious. The self-guided tour introduced us to the castle's history and the amazing story of Josephine Baker. The last part of the day, spent in the chapel, revealed the beauty of the original decor and the lovely features crafted by the stonemasons during the recent restoration.
    I would recommend allowing at least 4 hours to enjoy the full experience!
    Written April 24, 2024
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  • EC13091
    Ellicott City, MD1,484 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the most complete small Medieval castles in Europe, and is worth a detour. Its strategic location above the Dordogne is immediately apparent.

    We parked at the foot of town in P1 and walked the steep incline to the Chateau. Others drove the narrow streets but my rental SUV would have have had a hard time fitting. Note: look for other ways to get to Chateau Parking.

    We paid 23 Euro for two to enter and at first I thought that was expensive, but it was in fact a bargain. There is much to see. The exhibit on Eleanor of Aquitaine and her son, Richard the Lionheart, was excellent. The public rooms of the caste are great. You get a better understanding of life in a medieval castle by visiting. There is also a Renaissance staircase and rooms adorned in Renaissance style. See the great hall, the kitchen and everything else as you tour.

    The walls and ramparts of the castle are intact and thanks to renovations over the past 20 years, it’s remarkably intact. I expected we’d stay a few minutes but instead we stayed well over an hour.
    Written October 18, 2023
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  • Traveller_123
    San Francisco, CA910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a pretty view ! Nature at its best. Beautiful walking beach. Great place to retire if someone is French and rich. Nice cafes besides the water.
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • familytravel4x4
    Liphook, UK619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We deliberately revisited the gardens for the first time in almost 20 years. As to be expected very little had changed, which is probably as it should be, i.e. the gardens offer that timeless atmosphere with glorious unparalleled views - the three castles, cannot be beaten. We could not remember the viewing platform at the Belvedere, but the view to the Roque is still absolutely stunning. As to the recent TA comments about the gardens not being ones offering variety of planting - just topiary and hedges - well that’s the point, the latter are ‘Marqueyssac’. Unique and so well done. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip down memory lane!
    The cafe also is offers a calm place to sit and enjoy the views of Beynac castle whilst having a coffee and eats - albeit the crepes were a big disappointment as they were extremely rubbery and obviously not prepared fresh. Hopefully the cafe manager will take note - crepes in France have to be fresh and melt in the mouth!!!
    Written October 12, 2023
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  • Larry McKee
    Nashville, TN8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walkable old town center, modern touches kept to a minimum. Reminded us of smaller walled cities in Italy, like Lucca, but smaller. Big town square, great place for people watching while eating or having a beverage outside on the terrace in one of the many dining spots. Lots of quiet cobblestoned back alleys to explore. Stay nearby and walk in, a little different at different times of the day. Lots of shopping, maybe a few too many stores specializing in foie gras and truffles but in general not too commercialized. Lots of restaurants, some seem more geared to the tourist trade than others, do your research and you’ll find the good ones - look for ones with a chalkboard with the day’s choices vs. ones with garish printed fixed menu signs. Easy to use this as a base to explore the Perigord region, with Lascaux and several chateaus within a half hour drive. We’ll be back!
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • familytravel4x4
    Liphook, UK619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We revised after almost 20 years and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As a child our son loved the castle and it’s weaponry and in his absence we enjoyed all the enhancements since then in terms of videos and information about the restoration and understanding of medieval warfare. Add in views which are to die for and you have an experience to remember.
    Written October 13, 2023
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  • Philip C
    York, ME576 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We always make it a point to tour the cathedrals of the cities we are visiting in Europe - they are always in the center of town and usually open during our walks. St.Andre is, of course impressive, but there was nothing of distinction, particularly on the interior. We toured the cathedral in Bayonne the following day as we traveled to Donostia and it was far more interesting and impressive.
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • badi3
    Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bordeaux is a very lively place to be, spend time on waterfront bars, walks in the park and visit the cite du vin. Don’t mis it, your glas of wine will taste different after you absorbed the information from here
    Written April 22, 2024
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