Lots to see and do in Aquitaine.
Bordeaux, 18th C. city listed by Unesco, is a must-see. The Cité du Vin opens in June. Don’t miss Bayonne, heart of the Basque country or Périgueux and its market. You prefer smaller villages? Visit Brantôme and its abbey in Dordogne or the fortified town of Monflanquin in Lot-et-Garonne.
Saumur’s troglodyte heritage.
All around Saumur are limestone cliffs that have been quarried for centuries to provide the white stone for the world-famous chateaux and manor houses of the Loire Valley. The resulting tunnels and caves have been put to practical use, from plain houses to artistically-sculpted caves and even restaurants and B&Bs!
Discover Limoges, internationally renowned for its porcelain, Brive la Gaillarde, the gateway to the south of France and Aubusson, the world's tapestry capital. Take time to visit Limousin's villages, such as Collonges-La-Rouge built with red sandstone in Corrèze, and discover the gentle pleasures of life here.
World-famous painters and museums.
The Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, the Musée Soulages in Rodez, the Musée Ingres in Montauban… Whether you have a penchant for impressionist Belle-Epoque Paris, abstract or neo-classical art, set off to explore a region in love with arts and culture.
Normandy celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
2016 marks the 950th anniversary of Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror’s crowning at Westminster. Come and experience the wealth of medieval fun in store this year in Normandy.
A fortified Auvergne village.
Nine villages in Auvergne have been ranked among France's most beautiful for their charm, history and quality as tourist destinations. Spend an afternoon discovering historical monuments, shopping in the boutiques held by local artisans, or hiking in the surrounding areas.
Soulages Museum, Rodez, top-selling artist at auction.
Pierre Soulages, a painter of international renown, was born in Rodez in the Aveyron region. His work is shown in nearly ninety museums around the world. He is the French artist that reaches the highest prices on the international contemporary art market. His latest canvas was sold for over € 5 million.
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