31 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

31 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 5 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
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Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 4 nights
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La Rochelle
— 5 nights
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Royan
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux
— 7 nights
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Biarritz

— 5 nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage d'Hendaye and La Cote des Basques. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at L'Atelier du Piment and Spacejunk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biarritz: Cathedrale Notre Dame (in Dax), Hendaye (Hendaye Croisieres & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia) and Chapelle aux Icones. (in Cambo les Bains). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz day trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Biarritz is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Biarritz. In March, Biarritz is much warmer than Montreal - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 5 nights

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.
Lascaux II and Vesunna will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Commarque and Chateau de Castelnaud. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Spa Chateau Le Stelsia (in Saint Sylvestre sur Lot), Cloitre de Cadouin (in Cadouin) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Maison du Jouet Rustique, explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

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Traveling by car from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Biarritz in March, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

— 4 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Oradour-sur-Glane and Hotel de Ville. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre and Eglise Sainte Radegonde. Explore Chasseneuil-du-Poitou's surroundings by going to Thermes du Connetable (in La Roche-Posay), Centre de la Memoire (in Oradour-sur-Glane) and Abbaye de Saint Junien de Nouaille-Maupertuis (in Nouaille-Maupertuis). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chasseneuil-du-Poitou driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Vieux Port and Plage de Chatelaillon. Popular historic sites such as Phare des Baleines and Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Musee du Platin (in La Flotte), Ma cabane sur la Plage (in Ars-en-Re) and Plage de la Conche des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priorale Saint Pierre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the La Rochelle vacation planner.

You can drive from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Royan.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Royan

— 4 nights
Royan is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, along the Atlantic Ocean, in southwestern France.A seaside resort, Royan is in the heart of an urban area estimated at 38,638 inhabitants, which makes it the fourth-largest conurbation in the department, after La Rochelle, Saintes and Rochefort. Relax by the water at Cote Sauvage de la Presqu'ile d'Arvert and Plage de la Grande Conche. Chateau Royal de Cognac and Chateau St. Christoly are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Royan: Chateau tour Castillon (in Saint-Christoly-Medoc), Chateau Saint-Hilaire (in Queyrac) and Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hennessy Les Visites, indulge your taste buds at Domaine des Claires, pick up some local products at Marche Central de Royan, and contemplate the long history of Martell Cognac's Visitors Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Royan visit planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Royan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Royan can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Royan

Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 7 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Andre Cathedral and Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cadet-Bon, Chateau Laniote, &more), Chateau Tour Saint Christophe (in Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, take a stroll through Port of the Moon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Cocoon'in.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux visit site.

You can drive from Royan to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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