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Recent Aquitaine property reviews

  • Fairytale House in Medieval Village

    "Living in the US, it's hard to believe there are places like Issigeac, so beautiful and full of history. It truly was magical. The place is as pictured, but better. The owner, Janice, gave us a wonderful overview of everything to eat, drink, visit, canoe and drives. She was in town and was a joy to be around on market day and an evening market/party. Introduced us to her friends. Everyone in town knows and loves her. Her name seems to open any door or get you a reservation anywhere. The home was immaculate. We took our family, including grandson (5 years). There is a little park with swings, etc. Amazing how children overcome language barriers when playing together. Be sure to read some history of the area before you go. It is a truly outstanding home and area to visit. Safe - didn't lock doors. You do need an auto. We took a train from Paris (3+ hrs) no stops to Bourdeau and rented a car there. Issgeac has grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, wine shops, Sunday market with fresh wonderful veggies, fruit, cheeses, meats, wines, jewelry, post office, ATMs (you will need cash for several places). We ate at "Chez Allen" which was great. Good pizza and crepes in town, too. The tourist office has lots of maps and info about wineries, etc. See some of the beautiful castles, wineries, Bastide towns, etc. We took a boat ride on the Dordogne River and the kids canoed. Janice will give you every map, book, and suggestion you will need to see the area. You cannot go wrong with the Village House in Issigeac."
    Guest: Janet Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Wonderful Oasis

    "My vacation at this property was incredible. The apartment is even better than pictured and the description of the amenities is accurate! The suite itself was very comfortable, well appointed, and extremely clean. The location was very tranquil, while still being very close to amenities. The view from the living room and terrace was peaceful and beautiful, there was even a deer walking through the backyard. It was like being out in the country, but on the other side of the house was the village with shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. The owner was very friendly, helpful, and always available for questions. They provided me with an orientation to the suite and the property. They also provided me with lots of good information about activities to do in the area, where to get groceries, and where the markets were and on which days. I felt very much at home during my stay and plan on returning again on my next trip to the area. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone planning on staying in this region. It has everything to offer that you could wish for in a holiday apartment. It gets 5 stars in my book!"
    Guest: CanGirl Date of Stay: October 2010 Review Submitted: November 19, 2010
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  • Une demeure de famille, de charme et de caractère

    "Accueil excellent La maison respire le bien vivre, la nature et la culture, à l'image de la région. Idéal pour de grandes familles ou des amis qui ont envie de se retrouver dans un grand confort, un climat paisible, beaucoup de liberté et de tranquilité et à portée de distractions et de loisrs passionnants."
    Guest: hc Date of Stay: August 2009 Review Submitted: March 1, 2010
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  • Great house - Superbe maison

    "Ma conjointe et moi avons loué cette maison pour trois semaines. Très beau séjour dans cette maison originale, lumineuse, reposante. La cuisine est très pratique et stimulante pour se préparer ses propres repas… Les deux bicyclettes fournies avec la maison sont très utiles pour aller à la plage, à Ciboure ou à St-Jean-de-Luz, ou pour faire les courses, que ce soit dans les petits commerces à proximité ou chez Leclerc, une grande surface. On a aussi profité de l’Espagne, colorée et animée, qui est à deux pas, visité les vignobles d’Irouléguy, escalader la Rhune, montagne emblématique du pays basque… Bref, une maison chaleureuse qui a grandement contribué à la réussite de notre séjour à Ciboure."
    Guest: Roger Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: September 9, 2012
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Aquitaine Travel Tips

Experience European Charm at Aquitaine Vacation Rentals

Aquitaine has a rich cultural heritage. The area was the southernmost region of Gaul which fell under Roman control. Through the centuries, it has been under a variety of foreign rule and was one of the last regions to be incorporated into what is modern-day France. Traveling through the area is a unique experience and to truly appreciate its richness, you need to stop and linger a while. One of the best ways to do this is to rent a vacation home in one of the towns or villages of the Aquitaine region.

Travelers to Aquitaine

Aquitaine has a rich array of attractions, and those interested in foreign cultures and history will appreciate its treasures. There are three distinct regions which attract different types of visitors. The Atlantic coast is a popular destination for beach vacations in the summertime. The foothills of the Pyrenees form the southern border with Spain and have many quaint Basque Villages. The interior is characterized by wine lands and medieval castles. The capital of this region is Bordeaux. The area is particularly well known for its superb wines. As a connoisseur, you can explore the region and taste wines from cellars that have been producing wines for hundreds of years. If you are not quite a wine expert, you can still enjoy the sheer beauty of the wine lands.

Great Options for Aquitaine Accommodations

Imagine waking up in the morning and looking out over an ancient vineyard from your bedroom window. There are many stone cottages and farmsteads that are available as vacation rentals. Some are more than 300 years old and have been lovingly restored to provide visitors with an authentic yet comfortable stay. Other accommodation options include country villas or apartments in town. Some have been built in recent years and are quite modern by comparison. Most are conveniently located near the major nearby tourist attractions. You can choose from small one-bedroom cottages or a spacious farm house that overlooks the valley. Staying in a vacation home will give you a far better feel for the destination than staying in a more commercial-type hotel. In a rental home, you have the opportunity to interact with the locals. Most likely, you will do your shopping at the local grocer or market which is a wonderful experience all on its own.

Things to see and do by Aquitaine Villas

Sightseeing is not something that can be rushed in this beautiful corner of France. One of the best ways to get around is to hire a car and create an itinerary of places that you would like to visit based on your interests. Wine cellars throughout the Bordeaux area offer tasting and cellar tours. If you aren’t a wine expert when you arrive, you’ll certainly know what some of the world’s best wines taste like once you leave. For the cultural enthusiasts, there are medieval castles that line the river banks, interesting museums, ancient ruins and Basque Villages that are well worth visiting. Cycle tours and horseback riding tours run throughout the summer months. These are perfect for travelers who enjoy a more active type of holiday. You can choose from day tours in one particular area or multi-day tours that explore several towns and villages.

Best Time of Year to Visit Aquitaine

The region is its most spectacular in the summer months. The long summer days and warm temperatures make it the most popular tourist season. If you don’t like the crowds then the late summer and fall months of August and September are a better option.

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