Staying in holiday apartments Gironde in France gives visitors to Aquitaine a central base for exploring this delightful area. With its contrast between coast and vineyards, cities and nature, the Gironde region has plenty to delight, with the grand city of Bordeaux being one of the most impressive towns in France. Bordeaux is home to the longest shopping street in France, it is lined with elegant 18th century architecture. The re-vamped water front is pleasant for a stroll and enjoying al-fresco lunches and drinks.
The coastline alongside Gironde accommodation stretches for 120 kilometres along the Cote d'Argent. Arcachone is a charming 19th century resort town, close to the largest sand dune in Europe, the Dune de Pilat. Gironde holiday rentals in the popular small seaside towns of Le Moulleau and Lacanau are great for families, with their sandy beaches and resort attractions. Holiday apartments Gironde can also be found a short drive away from the coast near the lakes trapped behind the sand dunes. Sailing and canoeing are popular on Lakes Hourtin-Carcans, Cazaux and Parentis. Parents with young children will find that the lakeside beaches are calmer than the Atlantic coastline.
Booking Gironde holiday rentals in the area's extensive forest region gives visitors plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling. Bordeaux is famous for its wine and a visit would not be complete without a tour of one of the vineyards such as those of Medoc, Saint-Emilion or Entre-Deux-Mers. Visitors can enjoy guided Bordeaux vineyard walks or take the pleasant cycle route from the coast to the Medoc vineyard. For a day trip out to another department of Aquitaine, visit Landes.