Visit Charente and Charente Maritime… From the Charente coast with its forts and oyster fishing villages to the vineyards of Cognac… Towns, villages and historical sites await!
Come and see the biggest estuary in Western Europe. From the right bank with the limestone cliffs of Meschers, the Route de la Corniche and the citadel of Blaye to the Medoc shore with its famous vineyards and its chain of little known islets.
In what was the ancient kingdom of Navarre, the Basque country is spread over both sides of the Pyrenees, French and Spanish. A strategic routeway between the north and the south, it has been attacked a thousand times. This may explain the distinctive character of the Basque people who have maintained their unique identity through the ages.
Travel upriver in the Garonne valley for magnificent hillside views and to visit places full of history. The rich geological heritage of the valley can be seen in its buildings for example its Romanesque churches, bastide and medieval towns and the fossilised oysters in the walls at Sainte-Croix-du-Mont.
The Dordogne is a land of contrasts, that now comes color-coded: your guide will be able to fill you in on the Périgord Noir (Black Périgord), and the Périgord Vert (Green Périgord), Périgord Blanc (White Périgord) and Périgord Pourpre (Purple Périgord).