There is no doubt about it : New Aquitaine is a region where « art de vivre », (making the most of life's pleasures) is a way of life! This began in the Middle Ages with Eleanor of Aquitaine and continues today...
“Art de vivre” has been part of New Aquitaine’s DNA since the 12th century.
The court of Aquitaine was one of France’s finest : this is where courtly love began, and one of Queen Eleanor’s close relations, the Limousin troubadour, Bernard de Ventadour, followed her to several of the residences of the Dukes of Aquitane: to Poitiers, Bordeaux and beyond. Thus, the “Occitan” Romance language and the area’s “art de vivre” shone past its borders.
Once we have taken care of your tastebuds, it is time to take care of the rest ! Water is omnipresent in New Aquitaine. In fact the word “Aquitaine” comes from the Latin word « aqua » meaning « water ». This explains why many of our hotels have spas. We also have thermal resorts such as Evaux-les-Bains, Dax, La Roche Posay ...So now you know where to come if you wish to live like a King ! Welcome to New Aquitaine !
New Aquitaine is a land of excellence and innovation, a reflection of our region's history.
New Aquitaine is France’s first farming region, and has all the assets required to offer amazing food !
With over 400 clubs and 80.000 members, New Aquitaine is THE land of rugby. In fact,our 5 top-level clubs will be competing in France's Top 14 professional rugby union club...