Home to Bordeaux wine and a breathtaking coastline, Aquitaine holiday cottages are in one of the most desired destinations for both young backpackers and sophisticated travellers making bookings in Europe. If you need a break from work for a week, you'll be able to get to Aquitaine in only a few hours by ferry and car. It is located the Bay of Biscay, or the Golfe de Gascogne, where its coast meets the north of Spain in the Basque Country.
Visit medieval castles and lovely vineyards with Aquitaine holiday cottages
Home to a series of medieval castles and monasteries, inside which arching stone courtyards circle around magnificent fountains and statues, Aquitaine is an ideal holiday destination for culture lovers. After a long day exploring you will be happy to relax in your private villa. Aquitaine is also studded with inviting hilltop chateaux noted for their gleaming white, stucco exteriors. The rural part of the region offers a luscious, green countryside often overlaid with a colourful patchwork of vineyards nonchalantly ripening some of the world’s finest grapes for that glass of wine you can enjoy by the pool when you're back in your villas or other holiday rentals. Indeed, wine-tasting is a principle pastime for those who like to call Aquitaine their second home – even if only for a week or so each year – and it's more than likely that they take a few of their favourite bottles back home with them! If you fancy checking out some of the surrounding areas, don't miss the department of Dordogne with its lovely river, and while you're at it, why not travel across the border and book a rental property in Navarra in Spain and make this holiday an extended break to experience the cultures of both countries.
Experience the refinement of the Atlantic Coast
Of course, where there’s wine, there’s worldliness, with France's south eastern Atlantic coast providing a delightful series of peak-season cultural events. The Theatre Festival in Sarlat brings people from all over Europe, and is perfectly located; Sarlat is one of France’s most well preserved medieval villages as it was taken under the wing of a prominent conservationist. This is good for holidaymakers who can enjoy all the historical splendour of such a stunning location. If you're looking for a beach holiday then consider booking a villa in Aquitaine in the department of Gironde, as the Cote d'Argent is Europe's longest stretch of coast, making this coastal area a popular location for surfing and other water sports.