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: Hendaye (Hendaye Croisieres & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia), Chapelle aux Icones. (in Cambo les Bains) and Cathedrale Notre Dame (in Dax). 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 · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

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 Lascaux Caves 4 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 Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Spa Chateau Le Stelsia (in Saint Sylvestre sur Lot) and Cloitre de Cadouin (in Cadouin). 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

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

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

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Chasseneuil-du-Poitou trip maker website.

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. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in March, expect nights in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

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 la Conche des Baleines. Popular historic sites such as Phare des Baleines and L’Eglise de Surgeres are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Ma cabane sur la Plage (in Ars-en-Re), Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron (Vignoble Mage Et Fils & Eglise Saint-Pierre) and Musee du Platin (in La Flotte). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priorale Saint Pierre, and kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon.

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

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

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 tour Castillon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Royan: Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes), Chateau St. Christoly (in Saint-Christoly-Medoc) and Chateau Saint-Hilaire (in Queyrac). 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

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

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 Port of the Moon are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Andre Cathedral and La Cite du Vin. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cadet-Bon, Chateau Laniote, &more), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Chateau Tour Saint Christophe (in Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland.

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

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:

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