By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant: Dordogne, Bordeaux, and the Southwest Coast will lead you immediately to the simplest points of interest this romantic area of France has to provide. The consultant explores each side that makes the sector impossible to resist, from the stretch of silver shorelines operating from Gironde to Biarritz to the hovering Pyrenean peaks.

DK Eyewitness trip consultant: Dordogne, Bordeaux, and the Southwest Coast offers all of the insider tips you must flavor the easiest vineyards, detect prehistoric cave work, style the flavors of Aquitaine with recommendation on neighborhood produce and vintage dishes. all of the significant attractions, seashores, and hotels are indexed city by means of city, with functional info on getting round by means of teach, boat, and motorbike. Plus, this guidebook is choked with entire listings of the easiest resorts, villas, hotels, eating places, and nightlife within the area for all budgets.

With countless numbers of full-color pictures, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Dordogne, Bordeaux, and the Southwest Coast actually indicates you this quarter as not anyone else can.

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The population took refuge (a Celtic people), began to settle in behind hastily constructed ramparts, southwest France, which at the time was and another turbulent period in the sparsely populated. They integrated history of Aquitaine began. rapidly with the indigenous population, A DARK AGE settling mainly around urban centres such as Burdigala (now Bordeaux) and At the beginning of the 5th century, a series of invasions led to the Aginum (now Agen). Their Visigoths making Aquitaine part of leaders established trade links their kingdom in 481.

In the 13th century, the English called it Guyenne. Now known to the French as Aquitaine, its borders have shifted constantly over the centuries. It has served as a melting pot where different peoples have met and intermingled, creating a region marked by sharp contrasts and diversity. Yet the whole region shares a unifying characteristic: a rich cultural heritage stretching back to the beginning of history. THE DAWN OF HUMANITY the discovery of the rockOf all regions of France, shelter at Le Moustier, we Aquitaine is by far the most have an insight into the important in terms life and religious rituals of of prehistory.

Performance at the Temps d’Aimer, a dance festival in Biarritz A Q U I T A I N E T H R O U G H T H E °C °F 30 90 25 80 20 70 15 60 10 50 5 40 30 0 Feb Mar Apr May Jun WINTER With Christmas on its way, celebrations begin in earnest. Locally made handicrafts and delicacies fill the many Christmas markets that are held. This is also the season for making foie gras, which is honoured with a whole range of festivities. Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec The main dance, the Godalet Dantza (Glass Dance), is performed around a glass of wine.

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