Wide open spaces

720 kms of coasts, Europe's largest fine sandy beach, a million hectares of forests, over 17.440 square metres of Nature parks (1 National park, 4 Regional parks and 2 marine parks), Gironde - Europe's largest estuary, great lakes (Hourtin-Carcan, Vassiviere….). When you think "space", think Nouvelle-Aquitaine !

Randonnée©D. Guillemain


That is right, even on a beach in Arcachon or Ile d’Oléron island, you can feel at one with nature. Be it on a cycling path in the Landes forest, on a boat amisdt Vassivière lake, on a hiking path in the Ossau valley, onboard a canoe on the river Vézère, you can feel at one with nature…

In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, we have the luxury of space. According to your location, the season and activity you choose, you'll be impressed by our great spaces and our mighty nature. Here, you can take the opportunity to look deep into yourself, find unsuspected ressources and experience new sensations!


It's no secret that nature has many benefits. Nouvelle-Aquitaine offers visitors a chance to discover them:  « forest bathing » which is common in Japan, «shinrin-yoki », meditative, Nordic or aquatic walking, contemplative observation, climbing, cycling, canoeing, horse-riding… in the countryside, at the sea, or in the mountains, for an unforgettable holiday experience!