The landscape of the Aquitaine region in southwestern France features rolling hills, lakes, forests, vineyards and farms. Guests of holiday rentals in Aquitaine can enjoy the peaceful countryside and ancient towns of the Dordogne area, while indulging in the region's gourmet cuisine in the land of foie gras and truffles. More than 175 prehistoric sites are found in this region of France. The most well-known sight is the Caves at Lascaux, home to some of the most famous cave paintings in the world.
In Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne region, guests of Dordogne holiday rentals can visit the Cathedrale St-Front, one of the largest churches in southwestern France, crowned with five white domes and a 200-foot bell tower. In the La Cité section of town, visitors can see the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, a temple and the 12th century Eglise St-Etienne. At the Musee de Perigord, guests of Dordogne holiday rentals can see a fascinating collection of prehistoric relics, sculptures, and Gallo-Roman mosaics.
In the ancient town of Bourdeilles, guests of Dordogne holiday rentals will find great examples of medieval architecture, including the town's impressive chateau.
Cahors is known for the red wine that is produced near the city. The Cathedrale St-Etienne, which dates from the 12th century, was the first cathedral in France to feature cupolas.
In the medieval town of Sarlat-La-Caneda, holidaymakers in the Dordogne will find more outstanding Medieval and Renaissance architecture. The Cathedrale St-Sacerdos is a wonderful example of Gothic style.
The Aquitaine region also encompasses the area of Gironde, which includes the famous wine-producing area of Bordeaux. Guests of Gironde holiday rentals can see fabulous Roman, Gothic, religious and military sights in ancient towns such as Cadillac, Libourne and Creon. Other highlights include visiting the numerous wineries that dot the countryside, searching out some of Europe's rarest birds at the Parc Ornithologique at Le Teich, and viewing the fabulous art collection at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux.
Also within Aquitaine is the Lot-et-Garonne area. In Agen, guests of Lot-et-Garonne holiday rentals can see an impressive collection of paintings, including works by Goya, at the Musee Municipal des Beaux-Arts. Moirax features outstanding examples of Romanesque architecture.
You are sure to find the perfect holiday rental home for a memorable French holiday. Reserve your Aquitaine holiday rental today!