This is a not only for the religious driver, but for anyone who has an interest in Catholicism. In 1858 14-year-old St. Bernadette had eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary in a cave near Lourdes.
Today, over 5 million visitors make this town one of the greatest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. In a picturesque setting near the famous grotto are several vast sanctuaries and pools for sick people seeking a miraculous cure.
So if you have any aches and pains after being at the wheel for days, go and have a swim and test the fabled powers of this sanctuary.
No trip through Aquitaine would be complete without at least seeing the Pyrenees. The highest point in France is the Pic de Vignemale (3298 m).
The Pyrenees form a natural barrier between France, Spain, and Andorra, and stretch from Atlantic Ocean to Mediterranean Sea.
A trip to Bordeux is in order for all the wine lovers among us, but there is plenty to do even if wine isn't your tipple. For example, a visit to the Bordeaux Botanical gardens is a popular choice.
Arcachon is the boat lovers paradise and is a great place to go if you fancy getting out of your car for a bit and getting on to a yacht.
Dune de Pilat:
Dune de Pilat is a resort on a large sea inlet with huge sand dunes featuring views of Atlantic coast.