Holiday Rentals in Aquitaine
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Holiday Rentals in Aquitaine - A Guide to Aquitaine
Holiday rentals in Aquitaine are plentiful in this historic region known mainly for its wine and the Basque people and culture. It is situated in the most south-western area of France with Bordeaux in the North and the border with Spain in the south. If you are arriving to your holiday rentals in Aquitaine by road, you are most likely to end up on the A10 which runs directly south from Paris.
If you prefer to fly to your Aquitaine holiday rentals, then Bordeaux International airport will be your destination. It is situated 7.5 miles outside the city centre and there are regular flights from the UK including London Gatwick, Manchester and Liverpool. You could also try the TGV (French high-speed railway) direct from Lille, which is where you can connect with Eurostar.
Types of Holiday Rentals in Aquitaine
Due to the mix of rural and urban landscape in the region, property to rent in Aquitaine is varied. The overwhelming majority of properties are houses to rent in Aquitaine and apartments to rent in Aquitaine which you are more likely to find in the larger towns and in Bordeaux itself. However in the surrounding countryside there are a large number of villa and cottages to rent.
If you fancy something a bit grander then why not a chateau to rent in Aquitaine? An hour and a half drive from Bordeaux is a charming riverside 19th Century French chateau. Situated in the Villeneuve-sur-lot area in Lot-et-Garonne, it boasts 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 19 people, 5 acres of garden and a private pool. And if that isn’t enough it has its own private jetty onto the River Lot. Chateau rentals in Aquitaine don’t get much better than this!
Aquitaine Useful Information
This area of southwest France lies on the countries Atlantic coastline – boasting a great expanse of fine sandy beaches. So maybe a beachside holiday rental in Aquitaine is better suited. Whether you fancy diving, watersports or simply lounging on the beach there is something for everyone.
The region is fairly large covering 41,000 kilometers including sandy beaches in the west, lush countryside inland, a vast man-made forest and parts of the Pyrenees mountains in the south.
Aquitaine is broken into five ‘departements’ – Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. It is then split in to 18 Arrondissements, 235 Cantons and 2296 Communes.
Wine lovers looking for Aquitaine holiday rentals are in for treat. Aquitaine’s main industry is its wine – producing Armagnac brandy, Bordeaux and Bergerac wine. Bordeaux is the capital city of this region and it is built on the curve of the river Garonne. A major port since Roman times, it is worth a visit for its 18th Century architecture as well as its rich cultural life. Forestry is also productive in the region, including Europe’s largest pine forest. All in all, holiday rentals in Aquitaine are well worth a visit.