Home to Bordeaux wine and a breathtaking coastline, Aquitaine is one of the most desired destinations to rent a french holiday home for both young backpackers and sophisticated travellers to Europe. Cheap accommodation and luxury apartments are available to rent. If you need a weekend-break from work, you'll arrive Aquitaine only in a few hours by ferry and car - it is only as far as a West Ireland cottage or an apartment in Shannon.
Home to a series of medieval castles and monasteries inside which arching stone courtyards circle around magnificent fountains and statues, after a long day exploring you will be happy to relax in your villa. Aquitaine is also studded with inviting hilltop chateaus noted for their gleaming white, stucco exteriors. The natural Aquitaine region boasts a luscious, green countryside often overlaid with a colourful patchwork of vineyards nonchalantly ripening some of the world’s finest grapes for that evening glass of wine at villas in Aquitaine. Indeed, wine tasting is a principle pastime of those who like to call french Aquitaine their second home – even if only for a few weeks each the year, or longer - when they take their favourite bottle back home from their holidays. If you fancy checking out the North of France, why book a holiday apartment in Nancy and make it an extended break in France.
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Of course, where there’s wine, there’s worldliness, making France's south eastern Atlantic coast a delightful series of peak-season cultural events. The Theatre Festival in Sarlat brings people on holiday from all over Europe, and is perfectly placed; Sarlat is one of France’s most well preserved medieval villages as it was taken under the wing of a prominent conservationist. It’s really only a matter of bureaucracy that it hasn’t yet been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is good for holiday travellers who can enjoy all this historical splendour of such a place – don’t miss the Sarlat Cathedral, it is very peaceful. There are numerous places to stay in Aquitaine. Luxury rentals have a strong presence here because of the refinement of the region. Nevertheless, those taking Europe on a shoestring will find various houses, villas and self catering holiday cottages. One great mixture between affordable and fashionable is a holiday apartment. With a group of friends, you can arrange an extended holiday rental and enjoy all the small towns of the Aquitaine region for a cheap holiday in France. Be aware, that Aquitaine holiday rentals tend to fill up fast. For instance, Bayonne Festival alone attracts over a million visitors; even the most refined travellers will be looking where to pitch their tent if they don’t make reservations well in advance!