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Highlights in Aquitaine
- Dream beaches
- Water activities
- Natural landscapes
- Ideal for wine tourism enthusiasts
- Charming villages
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Would you like to make a weekend getaway to Aquitaine? Are you organising a multi-day tour to get to know the region in depth? On Holidu you will find the best offers of rentals between individuals to find the perfect accommodation, in which you feel more comfortable and that best fits your budget. If you want to spend your holidays on the coast, we can offer you thousands of cheap rentals close to the beach, both in the city centre and on the front line. Mainly in the towns of Bayonne, Biarritz and Arcachon. But there are also numerous rentals in the Bordeaux area, very close to the Landes Natural Park. In contrast, Aquitaine houses are mostly located in Sarlat-la-Canada and Perigueux. Although there are also countless of them in Biarritz and Bayonne. All of them with a very picturesque style, both following the architectural patterns of the Basque Country and with a more French style which are located further north. In addition, most of them have a garden and swimming pool, which makes them perfect for couples, groups of friends or families with children who want to spend a few days in July and August in the area. You will find houses with capacity for 2, 3, 4 people or many more.Why book a house in Aquitaine?
Many travellers decide to rent a house in Aquitaine for July and August due to the mild and sunny climate of the region. A destination that besides offering a great variety of different and unique landscapes that delight nature lovers, is home to numerous architectural treasures and dream beaches. But it is also a perfect destination for those seeking to live new emotions through active tourism activities. Its immense beaches are the ideal setting for the practice of activities such as surfing, its forests are full of bicycle lanes and hiking trails and its ski slopes are magnificent for enjoying winter sports. And if what you are looking for is to relax and free yourself from stress, its thermal stations will help you return home with renewed energies. Add to that an exquisite cuisine in which numerous local products stand out, such as oysters from the Arcachon basin, poultry and foie gras from the Landas, Chalosse beef, Basque cake, Bayonne ham and plums from Agen. Book a house in Aquitaine today and enjoy a very complete holiday!
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The area and how to find your way around
Aquitaine is the name of a region of France that covers a large area of land in the southeast of the country. In fact, its borders range from the Atlantic Pyrenees to Poitou-Charentes. However, it must be stressed that today it does not exist as such, but underwent slight modifications and a change of name that led it to be called Nueva Aquitana. Aquitaine is currently the largest region in France, ahead of Guyana. In fact, its surface area is larger than that of Austria. The most important city in its territory is Bordeaux, but Bayonne, Limoges, Poitiers and Pau also enjoy great economic relevance when it comes to finding holiday rentals. It is also one of the main access routes to Spain as it borders on the Atlantic Pyrenees and, more specifically, on Navarre, Huesca and Guipuzcoa. Therefore, its tourist and leisure offer is really extensive and varied.The best areas to rent a house in Aquitaine
Aquitana's charms are so many and varied that countless different types of travellers come to the region each year. Many of them even opt to rent their houses in different parts of their geography and make a tour by car or by any other transport system. In many of its component cities, but especially in Bordeaux and Bayonne, it is possible to enjoy absolutely exquisite monuments and historical constructions. Cities that are very well communicated with the rest of localities and interesting places of the zone, reason why they are ideal to be used like centre of operations and to know it in depth. The historic and artistic towns of Bayonne, Perigueux, Bordeaux and Pau, the coastal towns of Biarritz, Arcachon, Capbreton, Hossegor and Saint Jean de la Luz are some of the places that must be visited, the medieval villages of Sarlta-la-Caneda and Saint-Emilion, the castles of Bonaguil, Roquetaillade and Cazeneuve, the gardens of Erygnac and Marqueyssac, the beautiful bastides of Garonne and Lot and the great dune of Pilat. All of them also perfect for renting a house in Aquitaine if its tourist offer fits your preferences.
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The predominant climate in Aquitana is ideal to enjoy a few days of relaxation in any of its many beaches bathed by the Atlantic. However, the most prestigious due to their quality are, without a doubt, those that can be found in Arcachon, an enclave in which there is a great variety of cheap holiday rentals in the middle of the coast. And it is that this bay possesses all a rarity within the French territory, which is not other than a series of dunes of fine sand similar to those that could be found in Cadiz or Almeria, for example.Aquitaine for lovers of good wine
It is clear that France is synonymous with fantastic wines. However, since this region encompasses the city of Bordeaux and all the vineyards that make up its appellation of origin, it goes without saying that it is difficult to find a place around the world where you can taste them better. In addition to the reds we all know, there are also high quality whites, sparkling wines and roses.Aquitaine for nature tourism enthusiasts
Located between the Atlantic and the Pyrenees, the area offers a wide variety of landscapes ranging from the extensive vineyard fields of Bordeaux to the impressive Pyrenean massifs, passing through the quiet Dordogne valley, the beautiful Arcachon cave or the picturesque French Basque Country. Offering fans of active tourism activities a wide range of proposals to discover them, including hiking and cycling routes.
Did you know that Aquitana is home to the largest vineyard in the world, with 113,000 hectares of land?
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Biarritz is a town very close to the Spanish border. In fact, its name, with a clearly Basque semantic root, is due to the fact that it belongs to the historical territory known as the French Basque Country. In any case, it has magnificent beaches where, when it is windy, fantastic waves appear for surfing.2. Take a boat trip in Gironde
Gironde the second largest French department after Guyana. Specifically, it rises next to the confluence between the river Dordogne and the Garonne, by which it is crossed. At this time, visitors can, for a modest price, sail its waters in tourist boats that even offer gala dinners accompanied by music.3. Have a bottle of wine in Bordeaux
Bordeaux, as the city where some of the world's best wines have been produced for three centuries, is full of establishments where you can have a drink and enjoy the exquisite atmosphere of the city. This luxury tastes even better accompanied by a good dinner consisting of duck meat dishes also typical of the region.4. Enjoy a day of hiking in Bergerac
Bergerac, the city that gave the surname to Cyrano, one of the most important French writers of the 17th century who, by the way, never set foot in the city and who was turned into a character in the most famous play by Edmond Rostand, is one of the best-known enclaves of Aquitaine for lovers of hiking. In fact, one stage of the Via Lemovicensis of the Camino de Santiago passes through this department.5. Fall in love with the beautiful villages of the Basque Country
The French Basque Country is home to charming villages that will make you fall in love with them at first sight. This is the case of Ainhoa, one of the best examples of a Basque city, with its white and red façades; Sare, which has numerous religious buildings and houses from the 17th and 18th centuries; and Espelette, where the peppers that hang in the sun dry give colour to their houses to end up giving flavour to their recipes.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Aquitaine
What is the average price of holiday rentals in Aquitaine?
Based on an annual average price of £145, Aquitaine is not a destination that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in France.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Aquitaine are May (£134 per night for accommodation, on average), April (£136), and March (£136).
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Aquitaine?
Last year, the month that had the highest annual average in Aquitaine was July, with an average price of £171 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of £170, and January, with £148.
Do I need to plan a trip to Aquitaine well in advance?
It's worthwhile if you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Aquitaine, as only 33% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
April, October, and February are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 42%, 42% and 39%. However, even during the time when the availability is the highest, the average is only 41%. Due to this, it is better to always prepare your holiday to Aquitaine in advance.
When are there fewer rental options available in Aquitaine?
The months with the fewest rental options available in Aquitaine are, in order, August (with 10% of available rentals), July (14%), and December (30%). During these three months, availability is only around 18%. Due to this, it is better to book well in advance.
How many holiday rentals does Holidu have in Aquitaine?
We have 27,000 properties for you in Aquitaine, provided by our 71 local and international partners.