5 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

5 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 1 night
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Bordeaux
— 1 night
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La Rochelle

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, and finally take an in-depth tour of New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde).

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Montreal, Canada to La Rochelle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in February; daily highs in La Rochelle reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz

— 1 night
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Hendaye.

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You can drive from La Rochelle to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saint-Jean-de-Luz are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bordeaux

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks