Leading the way in historical, cultural and artisanal heritage
Nestled among vineyards, located near the forest, the ocean and the Pyrenean valleys, Nouvelle-Aquitaine includes the former Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes regions. This regional combination today moves at the pace of the new century, though without denying any of its penchant for culture, gastronomy, sport, nature and the French art of living.
Bordeaux, capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list as an “outstanding urban” ensemble in 2007. The old town, located to the south, is characterised by narrow winding streets and old 15th century residences. It is home to many churches, including St Andrew’s Cathedral which was consecrated in 1600. In the heart of the world’s largest “fine wine” region, there are more than 120,000 hectares of exceptional richness and 57 “Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée” undulating in the valleys of Médoc, Libournais and l’Entre-deux-Mers. These wines are among the most prestigious in the world: Pétrus, Yquem, Mouton Rothschild, Cheval Blanc, as well as Haut-Brion.
Arcachon Bay: A 155 km² lagoon open to the ocean with the Dune du Pyla at a height of 104 m and 2,700 m long.
This truly natural phenomenon that is constantly changing offers an exceptional panorama across Cap Ferret and Arcachon Bay, contrasting against the characteristic and immense pine forest.
A city of surfing and Basque elegance, Biarritz is one of the most famous cities on the Basque coast. Once renowned for the boldness of its fishermen, the city of Biarritz is nowadays more focused on tourism, holidays and leisure, as it is a privileged travel destination offering beach holidays of rare beauty.
Limoges: Historic capital of the former region of Limousin, it is now one of the pillars of stability in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. In terms of demographics, Limoges is close to Bordeaux and ranks second among the most populated cities in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. As the third regional university city just behind Poitiers, and the administrative and intermediary services centre, Limoges is the sixth most important city in the Greater Southwest after Toulouse, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Perpignan and Bayonne. Nationally, it ranks 38th. In terms of economy, Limoges, with a tradition in butchery, is very well placed in the luxury industry. It is recognised as the capital of “fire arts” thanks to its many porcelain workshops and also its competitiveness cluster in the field of technical and industrial ceramics.
Multiple sides to the Dordogne and Périgord: the valleys, streams and rivers of the Périgord Vert, the limestone plateaus and wide meadows of the Périgord Blanc, well-kept villages, castles and prehistoric sites (Lascaux and Les Eyzies) of the Périgord Noir, and the renowned vineyards of the Périgord Pourpre in the Bergerac region.
- Historical monument
- Property with exclusivity