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Things to do in Aquitaine

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Lourdes:

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.

Pyrenees:

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.

Bordeux:

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:

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.

Marias d'Orx Nature Reserve:

The Marias d'Orx Nature Reserve is also a great place for a visit for nature lovers, as well as being the source of Amangnac Cognac.



Botanical Gardens of Bordeaux
Botanical Gardens of Bordeaux
Lourdes
Lourdes
The Pyrenees
The Pyrenees
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