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Travel Notes: France: Regions: Aquitaine

Regional map of France showing the location of Aquitaine.

The region of Aquitaine has five departments: Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), Landes (40), Lot-et-Garonne (47) and Pyrenees-Atlantiques (64).

Neighbouring regions are Limousin, Midi-Pyrenees and Poitou-Charentes.

The regional capital of Aquitaine is Bordeaux.

Aquitaine Tourism

Situated on the Atlantic coast, Aquitaine is the largest region in France with 180 miles of white, sandy beaches stretching from the mouth of the Gironde estuary right down to the border with Spain.

Inland, Aquitaine offers picturesque freshwater lakes bordered by Western Europe's largest pine forest.

Lovers of wine will probably already know about the Medoc and St-Emilion vineyards around Bordeaux; the region's historic capital.

Comite Regional de Tourisme d’Aquitaine:
Cite mondiale, 23 Parvis des Chartrons - Bordeaux.

Maison Aquitaine:
21 rue des Pyramides - Paris.

Map of Aquitaine:
Showing the Aquitaine departments of Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), Landes (40), Lot-et-Garonne (47) and Pyrenees-Atlantiques (64) with major roads.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Married first to the King of France and then the King of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine was probably the most powerful woman during the Middle Ages.

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