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. 


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…


The Middle Ages

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


"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...



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...


"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...



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...