Heritage

Medievales de Lastours combats - Rilhac lastours©D Guillemain

Nouvelle-Aquitaine's rich heritage and culture reflect what an important part the area played in the history of France. 

Musée d'art contemporain de Meymac©JL Kokel

Contemporary Art

Contemporary art has a place of honour in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Architecture, museums, art centres… an entire range of activities is available for art lovers. 

sarlat-place-liberte©Laurent-Reiz-CRTA

Towns of Art and History

The “Art and History Town” label ? It is a network of 180 towns which strive to enhance their architectural heritage with guided tours, exhibitions, classes…

festival-chateau-vayres©Christophe-Durcourret-CRTA

The Middle Ages

In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Middle Ages were one of the most productive eras, for religious architecture and art.  

CELLES-SUR-BELLE©Region_Nouvelle-Aquitaine_Pascal_Baudry

"Petites cités de caractère"

The “Petite Cité de Caractère” label is awarded to towns with fewer than 6.000 inhabitants which possess in particular, a consistent urban architectural heritage including at least one listed or classified...

abri-madeleine©Laurent-Reiz

Prehistory

The very first humans left amazing traces of their presence in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.  In fact, ours is probably France’s richest region as far as Prehistory goes.France and some of Europe’s finest...

aïnhoa©Alban-Gilbert-CRTA

"Plus Beaux Villages de France"

The « Plus Beaux Villages de France » (France’s Most Beautiful Villages) label is awarded to picturesque villages not to be missed ! But there are many more villages that deserve...

grotte-lascauxII©JJ.Brochard-CRTA

UNESCO Sites

There are several UNESCO world heritage sites in Nouvelle-Aquitaine: The Vézère valley’s prehistoric sites and caves, Saint-Savin sur Gartempe abbey, Saint-Léonard de Noblat collegiate church, the Camino de Santiago de...