15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Rochelle
— 4 nights
2
Arcachon
— 3 nights
3
Biarritz
— 2 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights

4
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Chatelaillon and Plage de la Conche des Baleines. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee Maritime de La Rochelle and Fort Boyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Rochelle: La Vallee des Singes (in Romagne), Le Port des Salines (in Le Grand-Village-Plage) and Clocher Observatoire (in Saint Martin de Re). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont du Diable, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Le Parc Myocastors, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our La Rochelle planner.

Paris to La Rochelle is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arcachon.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Royan, Fouras, Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines, La Vallee des Singes, Plage de Chatelaillon
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Plage de la Conche des Baleines ©
Plage de la Conche des Baleines
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle ©
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle

3
nights
Arcachon

Arcachon ©
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La ville d'Hiver and Parc de la Coccinelle. Explore Arcachon's surroundings by going to Biscarrosse (Biscarrosse Plage & Aqua Park) and Ecomuseum Marquèze (in Sabres). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Observatoire Sainte-Cecile, walk around Parc Mauresque, contemplate the long history of Necropole Nationale de la Teste de Buch, and get outside with Bisc'aventure.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arcachon driving holiday planner.

Getting from La Rochelle to Arcachon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Arcachon

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Biscarrosse, Necropole Nationale de la Teste de Buch, Ecomuseum Marquèze, Parc de la Coccinelle
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La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver
Observatoire Sainte-Cecile ©
Observatoire Sainte-Cecile
Parc Mauresque ©
Parc Mauresque

2
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
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.
On the 26th (Sun), go for a stroll along the water at Digue de Socoa, contemplate the long history of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grande Plage. Keep things going the next day: stop by L'Atelier du Piment, thenget engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, thenmake a trip to Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and finally don't miss a visit to Phare de Biarritz.

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Drive from Arcachon to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Biarritz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Villa Arnaga, L'Atelier du Piment, Digue de Socoa
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Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz
Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga

5
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Jardins d'Eau and Les Noyeraies du Landers. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte du Grand Roc (in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil), Chateau de Hautefort (in Hautefort) and Perigueux (Vesunna & Cathedrale St-Front). The adventure continues: make a trip to Les Cabanes du Breuil, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Commarque, explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange, and admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

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You can drive from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Biarritz in July, you will find days in Sarlat-la-Caneda are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Perigueux, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, Habitations Troglodytiques
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Les Jardins d'Eau ©
Les Jardins d'Eau
Les Cabanes du Breuil ©
Les Cabanes du Breuil

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