Aquitaine Two-Centre Holidays

Aquitaine is best known for its truly vast stretch of coastline and superb beaches.

But there's much more to the region than great beaches. There aren't many places in the world, let alone France, that can give you oceanlakes,mountains and countryside all in one holiday.

Aquitaine offers you the chance to mix and match your holiday by combining a week at the beach with a week at the lakes, in the mountains or in the countryside.

Read on to find out more, including some holiday ideas we've picked out for experiencing the best of Aquitaine...

Aquitaine's 'Great Lakes'
Just a few kms inland from the Cote d'Argent, the pine forests are punctuated by a series of huge freshwater lakes offering not only beautiful scenery and a host of watersports, but warm and shallow water for bathing.

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Aquitaine's Great Lakes

Aquitaine's Mountains
The Pyrenees chain spans the entire border with Spain from the Atlantic to the Med. On the western fringe of Aquitaine you will find the Parc National des Pyrenees with its fantastic scenery, mountain pursuits and activities.

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Aquitaine's mountains

Aquitaine's Countryside
'Gascony' or 'la France Profonde' - take your pick which name you call it. It's a lifestyle thing - gentle hills, historic villages, fine wine & food and a slow pace. Sounds like a holiday to us.

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Aquitaine countryside

Best of Aquitaine holiday ideas
Here's a sample of 'combination' holidays combining a week at the beach with another week exploring a different Aquitaine landscape...

1) Great Lakes + Beach

Week 1: Cottages du Lac, Parentis


Week 2: Castelcap, Capbreton

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Superb chalet venue adjacent to the stunning Lac de Biscarrosse et Parentis. Ideal for watersports, fishing & relaxing...more info


Enjoy the bustle of a seaside fishing port at this ocean-front 2 bedroom apartment in Capbreton...more info

2) Mountains + Beach

Week 1: La Joliette, Oloron Ste Marie


Week 2: Villa des Chevreuils, Saubion

Photo of La Joliette


Photo of Villa des Chevreuils

5 bedroom manor house in the Pyrenees foothills. Enjoy superb hiking trails, fresh air and utter tranquility...more info


Contemporary 4 bedroom villa with pool just 8 km from the beaches of Hossegor...more info

3) Countryside + Beach

Week 1: Tarrit de Bas, Eauze


Week 2: Les Grandes Vagues, Hossegor

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Gascon bliss! Quintessential countrside retreat - relax by the pool and enjoy the local markets & villages...more info


Chalk & cheese! Surfing & party venue at this ocean-front apartment in Hossegor. A teenager's dream...more info

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