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Holidays in Aquitaine
Aquitaine comes on the southwestern part of France. It has Pyrenees mountain range along the Spanish border on south side and Atlantic Ocean on the western portion. It is among 26 regions of France and contains five administrative departments.

History of Aquitaine

The Aquitaine region has many prehistoric sites with earliest of the recorded settlements of non Celtic Aquitaine people. The region has long history which dates back further than the time of king Augustus of Rome. Number of artifacts unearthed from the various pre historic sites has earned the Aquitaine region the "Cradle of Arts" title. The Gallo-Roman remnants found at the place are enchanting for the lovers of archeology.

Landscapes and Destinations

Aquitaine region has a rather varying landscape and environment. The Atlantic coast offers the best beaches for surfing and other fun filled activities during summer. The best part is that fact that this coast line although has some of the finest beaches is also surrounded by some of the largest forests.

Bordeaux is the capital of Aquitaine. It is one of the best cities in France and most well known for producing finest of the wines which are highly treasured worldwide by wine lovers. The most well known wines from this area are Margaux, Medoc, Sauterne, and Saint-Emilion. The outskirts of Bordeaux and near the coast line there are a number of high quality resorts where one can have the best relaxing holiday time. It is among the best of the attractions offered by France. In the last decade the city of Bordeaux has progressed in trade and commerce and now ranks high on the priority of the people visiting France.

Holiday Activities

This natural set up of varied background is ideal for a lot of outdoor activities and an inspiration for adventurers. From various sea sports like surfing and diving, Aquitaine also has number of high quality golf courses which have produced many golfers of international repute.

Culture and Cuisines

Aquitaine region has many traditional recipes and various flavors of local specialties. The region is well known for gourmet, along with appetizers like foie gras and truffles. As the region continues to grow with the tourism, lots of local and international hotel chains have started mushrooming in the area. They cater the visitors with the best of the services.

From a range of landscapes and number of activities with high quality services on offer, it is undoubtedly salted to rise as a favorite place among those visiting France.
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The Author writes for Holiday Home Rentals who have a selection of Gites in Aquitaine and Villas in France which can be rented direct from their owners.
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