The land of Cyrano de Bergerac (and his famously large nose), of foie gras and truffles, and - perhaps above all - of fabulous wine, Aquitaine is full of personality.
Located in the south west corner of the hexagon which is France, Aquitaine includes the French part of the Basque country.
If you’re after some peace and quiet, the wide sandy beaches of Aquitaine are a haven of tranquillity. The Atlantic coast is also very popular with surfers, and you'll find some of the best surfing in Europe there for the taking in Biarritz
As well as surfing, if you’re into outdoor activities, the region is ideal for sailing, hiking, cycling, horse-riding and walking, not to mention the myriad of winter sports which are available in the ski resorts of the Pyrenees.
You’ll also find plenty of natural and architectural wonders in this region, which is known for its ancient winemaking tradition. The Juridiction of Saint-Emilion
comprises the ancient villages and vineyards in the Saint-Emilion area.
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