French holiday homes in Aquitaine

Holiday Homes in France – Aquitaine

Booking holiday homes in France in Aquitaine has become very popular these days. This is because Aquitaine is the most sought after holiday destination located between the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean. French holiday homes in Aquitaine offer immense natural beauty with wonderful beaches, lovely lakes, huge rivers, dense forests, and picturesque mountainous landscapes. You have several treasures of culture and art to admire during your stay in your holiday homes in Aquitaine. The coastline of Aquitaine is almost 250 km long and has sandy beaches, ideal for family holidays, where you can relax under the sun, which shines 2,200 hours a year.

Self-catering holiday homes in France

Where to choose your holiday homes in Aquitaine

The capital of the Bordeaux region is famous across the world. This port city is the fifth largest city in France and is home to some of the most vibrant culture and known for its beautiful parks, neoclassical buildings and museums. Meanwhile the seaside resort of Arcachon has a moderate climate and is well-known place for oyster farming, making it an attractive destination for a self-catering beach holiday in France. If you are seeking relaxation during your self-catering holiday in your chosen holiday homes in France, perhaps go to the spa city of Dax, where a range of therapeutic treatments are on offer. Aquitaine offers mountains and sea, city and countryside and a real range of activities. Wherever you go, you will find warm hospitality and importance of local tradition and culture.

Things to do from your holiday homes in Aquitaine

There are plenty to do in this amazing region - regardless of the location of your holiday homes in Aquitaine, the types of activities you enjoy or who you are with. From the thousands of beautiful vineyards in the countryside of Aquitaine proving attractive to adults, to the collection of beautiful beaches where kids can go wild - book your holiday homes in Aquitaine and please the whole family. If you are near the Arachon Bay area on your self-catering holidays, be sure to visit the tallest sand dune in Europe, which is ideal for water sports! Those interested in history will also find plenty of things to do in France. Why not visit Renaissance castles like Château des Milandes in Dordognes with its impressive structure and beautiful gardens.

French villas in Bordeaux - holiday homes in Aquitaine

Bordeaux is one of the best known cities in France with a deep, rich and profound history readily evident in the various architectural styles, museums and monuments you can come across simply walking around during your stay in your chosen holiday homes in France. Not only does Bordeaux have a fascinating past, but it also has plenty of culture for you to appreciate today as well as an abundance of activities to enjoy during your self-catering holidays in this region of France. Whether discovering the botanical gardens and their peaceful ambience, or enjoying a glass of Bordeaux's finest red wine at a local bar in the city, this part of Aquitaine comes very highly recommended for French country cottages.

Charming landscapes and exhilarating activities - holiday homes in France

The Aquitaine Plain lies between the Quercy Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean and is a very popular destination for self-catering adventure holidays in France. The highest altitudes of this region are the Point de Grave, Nerac and Bayonne, whilst there is also a flat terrain that is ideal for walking and cycling holidays. Holidaymakers looking to take part in activities such as hiking and skiing should visit the Atlantic Pyrenees. The are is dotted with beautifully rustic villages and vineyards, so no matter where you choose your holiday homes in France, many of our holiday lettings offer a fantastic view and are conveniently located close to the popular attractions and sights of the region.

History in Aquitaine to discover from your holiday homes in France

The Lascaux Cave is one of the world's most important archaeological sites from prehistoric times and definitely worth a visit during your stay in your chosen holiday homes in France. In 1979 the cave was awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. From 1949 to 1963, the cave itself was made accessible to the public, however this was put on hold due to damage to the cave. Don’t be disheartened, however, if you are staying in one of our gîtes to rent in France nearby, you can still take a tour of the reproduction of the Lascaux cave where you can learn how the cave was discovered, what exactly was found and get an amazing glimpse into history right on the doorstep of your gîtes in France.

Fantastic French cuisine in Aquitaine

Many of our  self-catering France holiday rentals in Aquitaine are close to famous lakes, rivers and the thick forests of Perigord Vert. With a stroke of luck near your holiday lettings, you may be able to find a rare mushroom, or even a coveted truffle used to garnish tasty dishes such as confit goose. Whilst you foray into French cuisine, you may also like to try local specialties of foie gras, duck breast macaroons and various freshly prepared shellfish dishes. People interested in looking at the famous vineyards that produce world’s best wines can go around the village of Saint-Emilion. Perhaps buy a bottle to enjoy at your French holiday homes with a piece of Brebious, Montagnac or Cabécou cheese.

Festivals and celebrations - Holiday lettings France

France is a wonderful place to celebrate with a multitude of events, festivals, holidays and celebrations of many different kinds. Be sure to look up local holidays whilst you rent French villas and perhaps book so that they coincide. For example, you might like to stay at our coastal cottages on the national holiday, ‘Bastille Day’ on on July 14th, where you can take part in parades, see performances and watch fireworks light up the sky. In Paris on the Champs Elysees there take place a large military parade, whilst in smaller towns and areas in Aquitaine, you will also find individual celebrations going on.

Holiday rentals France near fairs and markets

In the Aquitaine region, there are not just the main celebrations, but many smaller fairs happening year-round. You may even stumble across one by accident whilst renting your French holiday homes in Aquitaine! The region, with its capital Bordeaux has a wonderful cultural heritage, which is cultivated with great attention and pride. Of course crafts, food and drink are a large part of this and you should be able to attend various local fairs and markets. At the the end of June, for example, there takes place a famous wine festival in the capital. Rent gites in Brittany over this period and wine lovers will be in absolute paradise!

Musical events

Bordeaux offers music lovers concerts and performances of all kinds. These include performances at the opera house, Philharmonic concerts, the International Organ Festival in July and August, and the festival Jazz et vin in September. French holiday homes are perfect if you like music! In Biarritz, you should stay alert for street festivals in the summer, where the region comes alive with music. Along with these larger events, there are constant performances of all genres throughout the year.

NOVASOL’s favourite events in Aquitaine

Lovers of seafood come from far and wide – even from Corsica villas to witness the Fete de la Mer et de la Huitre, where the fishing villages around the Bassin Arcacho celebrate the sea and the lovely shellfish it provides. Whilst you rent French villas, we also recommend the Fêtes de Bayonne at the end of July. These celebrations are lively with singing, dancing, music and fireworks. You may even chance upon a local cattle race and fireworks. Aquitaine is not just eventful in the summer, however, why not rent our villas or dog friendly cottages in October and visit Bordeaux for the International Film Festival?

Service – Why NOVASOL?

NOVASOL offers a great range of holiday homes in a variety of locations in France, nearly 50 years’ experience in providing self-catering holidays all across Europe as well as dedicated staff in local offices on hand to offer advice during your holiday. Just search through our extensive listings of villas and apartments in France to find just what you are looking for. Aquitaine is a marvellous region with a lot to offer – whether you are seeking a beach holiday with the family, an active break or a relaxing countryside escape in the depths of Aquitaine’s forests and vineyards.