New Aquitaine occupies a wide belt stretching along the Atlantic coast of France. It covers a variety of landscapes, from the plains and coastal dunes to the slopes of the Pyrenees. It is famous for its vineyards and wine produced in the Bordeaux region capital, as well as one of the most important shrines of the world - Lourdes.
The administrative region includes historic Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes, north of it. The capital of the province is Bordeaux, a city with Roman roots, which today boasts monumental Baroque and Classicist buildings. There is also a modern Wine Museum, and the area is covered with hectares of vineyards.
The Atlantic coast of Aquitaine is a popular holiday destination. The most famous resort here is Biarritz, where sandy beaches end and the rocky coast of Côte des Basques begins. It is famous not only for luxurious conditions, but also for its casinos and excellent conditions for windsurfing.
The peculiarity of the coast is the wandering dunes, the highest of which, Pyla is 110 m high. There are also coastal lakes here, which are refuges for water and marsh birds.
The northern part of the region is centered around the medieval city of Poitiers. On the coast, you can visit La Rochelle with the remains of a fortress from the 15th century, a huge yacht port and a citadel on the island of Ile de Re. The most famous buildings of this part of the coast include Fort Boyard from Napoleonic times and post-German docks for U-boats from World War II.