15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Palmyre-Les Mathes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Biarritz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
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La Rochelle

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Escape the urban bustle at Vieux Port and Plage de Chatelaillon. We've included these beaches for you: Cote Sauvage de la Presqu'ile d'Arvert and Plage de Chaucre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: Vignoble Mage Et Fils (in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron) and Plage du Chay (in Royan). There's more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Arnerault.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle online tour itinerary planner.

Paris to La Rochelle is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Palmyre-Les Mathes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

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La Palmyre-Les Mathes

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of La Palmyre, then kick back and relax at Plage de la Pointe Espagnole, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Vieux Phare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Zoo de La Palmyre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Coubre, and then make a trip to Caserne de Brouage.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Palmyre-Les Mathes tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to La Palmyre-Les Mathes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Palmyre-Les Mathes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

3
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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Visiting La Grande Dune du Pilat and Lac de Gurson will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Observatoire Sainte-Cecile (in Arcachon) and Port Sainte Foy et Ponchapt (Balade au Fil de l'Eau & Plage des Bardoulets). The adventure continues: make a trip to Place de la Bourse and explore the fascinating landscape at Les Ateliers Patissiers de Christophe (Pastry cours).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux road trip app.

Traveling by car from La Palmyre-Les Mathes to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

4
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Biarritz

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Get in touch with nature at Plage d'Hendaye and La Cote des Basques. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de la Milady and Corsaires Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage des Alcyons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Mayarco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Biarritz itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bordeaux in July: highs in Biarritz hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

3
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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac and Airparc Perigord. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Les Grottes de Maxange (in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin), Aux Etangs du Bos (in Audrix) and Plage Du Bac De Sors (in Alles-Sur-Dordogne). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Bernifal, head outdoors with etang de Tamnies, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Biarritz in July: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

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