48 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

48 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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48 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  23​h
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 14 nights
— 10 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Chicago


Piegut-Pluviers ©
Piégut-Pluviers is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Escape the urban bustle at Velorail and Golf Club de Mortemart. Shop till you drop at Anywhere Creation and Marche Alimentaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piegut-Pluviers: Excideuil (Chateau d'Excideuil & Piscine Municipale), Papeterie de Vaux (in Nontron) and Chateau de Laxion (in Corgnac-sur-l'Isle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Forges de Savignac-Ledrier, explore the activities along Grand Etang de Saint-Estephe, get engrossed in the history at Historic Village and Rural Life Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Site Corot.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Piegut-Pluviers attractions planner .

Chicago, USA to Piegut-Pluviers is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Piegut-Pluviers, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Le Buisson-de-Cadouin.

Things to do in Piegut-Pluviers

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nontron, Saint Junien, Excideuil, Villars, Chateau de Laxion
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:
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Anywhere Creation ©
Anywhere Creation
Forges de Savignac-Ledrier ©
Forges de Savignac-Ledrier
Papeterie de Vaux ©
Papeterie de Vaux

Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Le Buisson-de-Cadouin ©
You'll explore and learn at Chateau des Milandes and Lascaux IV. Chateau de Castelnaud and L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Le Buisson-de-Cadouin side-trips: Chateau de Beynac (in Beynac-et-Cazenac), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Monpazier (Monpazier Town Hall & Bastide du Perigord).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Le Buisson-de-Cadouin journey maker website .

Drive from Piegut-Pluviers to Le Buisson-de-Cadouin in 2 hours. April in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Monestier.

Things to do in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Campagne, Cadouin, Belves, Montignac, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac


Monestier ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Belingard and Chateau de Panisseau. Shop till you drop at Issigeac Sunday Market and Marche de Sainte Foy-la-Grande. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monestier: Atelier D.Z' arts (in Issigeac), Andre Voulgre's museum (in Mussidan) and Golf de St Meard (in Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monestier visit planner .

You can drive from Le Buisson-de-Cadouin to Monestier in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Monestier are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Monestier

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ribagnac, Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon, Gageac-et-Rouillac, Port Sainte Foy et Ponchapt, Issigeac
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Golf des Vigiers ©
Golf des Vigiers
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard
Chateau Lestevenie ©
Chateau Lestevenie


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.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau Cantenac and St. Andre Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Friday Market or The Bohemians. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes), Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle, learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang, admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, and make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Monestier to Bordeaux in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perigueux, Bergerac, Saint-Emilion, Dune du Pilat, Chateau Beauregard
Find places to stay May 6 — 20:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©


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 some historical perspective at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Cyprien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Arnaga and Didam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: L'Espace Museographique ATEKA (in Itxassou), Banaka (in Cambo les Bains) and Hendaye (Dioxka Golf Academie, Baie de Txigundi, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, tee off at Golf Attitude, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stop by Chocolaterie Laia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz day trip planning site .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Biarritz are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bayonne, Bidart, Hendaye, Anglet, Cambo les Bains
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Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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