Bed & Breakfast in Aquitaine, France
Diversity is probably a word too weak to describe the varied character of Aquitaine - a land of beaches and sun, wines, forests, mountains, lakes and rivers. Somehow this diversity reflects in the character of bed and breakfasts in Aquitaine, which has many facets and manifestations The generous sun and 250 km of fine sandy beaches have turned the Atlantic Coast of Aquitaine into a sea holiday hot spot both for travellers worldwide. It has five main regions. Le M?doc is famous for its quality wines, the largest lake in France and its stunning estuary La Gironde. One of the best resorts here is Soulac-sur-Mer. The Bay of Arcachon and the peninsula Cap Ferret are a favorite holiday setting of European royalties and artists. The Landes coast features plenty of fishing villages and peaceful lakes but is actually the prime choice for surfers and golfers. Some of the best places to visit here are Biscarosse, Capbreton, and Sanguinet. The Basque coastline has experienced various influences including Spanish, Moorish, Mediterranean and British, which has resulted in quite an intriguing architecture seen in Biarritz, Bidart, Bayonne, Anglet, Hendaye, Saint Jean de Luz. Along the coastline of Aquitaine, bed and breakfasts may be found in original stone houses, quaint farms, charming villas, luxury estates with Mediterranean flair and stately beach houses. History and deeply rooted local culture attract plenty of visitors in Dordogne, famous for its picturesque castles (more than 1500) and gorgeous towns such as P?rigord, P?rigueux, Bergerac and Sarlat. The inland part of Landes is where the largest forest in Europe is located, which attracts keen walkers and hikers. Great outdoors enthusiasts will feel really at home visiting the Pyr?n?es Atlantiques and the numerous historic towns like Pau. Lot et Garonne is the perfect setting for walkers and cyclists who prefer peaceful holidays in charming towns like Villeneuve sur Lot and Cahors. Bordeaux is the capital of Aquitaine, famous for its wine, architecture and history. Bed and breakfasts in these areas may be found in mountain chalets and private homes with alpine flair, in authentic old stone mansions, elegant townhouses, purpose-built properties, exquisite chateaus.