Cheap flights to Aquitaine

Aquitaine, also known as Guyenne or Guienne, is a French region that covers 41,308 square kilometres in the south-western part of Metropolitan France. It has a long coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and a mountainous border with Spain. The largest city in Aquitaine is Bordeaux, a port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department. The other significant cities in the region are Pau, Mérignac, Pessac, Bayonne, Talence, Anglet, Agen, and Mont-de-Marsan.

What to see & do

CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux - The CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, formerly called the Centre d'arts plastiques contemporains, is an art museum in Bordeaux. Established in 1973, the museum places focus on modern art from Europe and North America initially, and enlarged to cover works from South America, Asia, and other countries. Aside from its permanent exhibitions, the museum is also visited and used for temporary exhibitions of music, cinema, architecture, literature, and design.

Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux - The Museum of Bordeaux Wine and Trade is housed in the building of an old wine merchant. Visitors can learn about the history of wine trade through viewing of artefacts, videos, and wine tasting. A guided tour can be arranged by reservation.

Château de Beynac - The Château de Beynac, found in the commune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, is one of the best-preserved and best known castles in the region. It was constructed in the Middle Ages, in the 12th century, on top of a limestone cliff. The castle is open to visitors for viewing sumptuous tapestries depicting hunting and various other scenes from the lives of the lords during the period. It has also been a filming location for several films. In 1944, the castle has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

How to get around within Aquitaine

The city of Bordeaux is a large city, but most of its major attractions are within the town centre. Tourists are recommended not to drive in the capital because parking is expensive and a hassle, and traffic jams are common. Walking or renting and riding a bicycle are a nice way to explore the city, especially considering that most of the town centre is a pedestrian area. The bus network is quite extensive, and there is a new tramway crossing the Garonne via the Pont de Pierre. The best way to get around Aquitaine is by using a combination of public transportation, especially urban bus, train, and taxi-bus service.

How to get there

Bordeaux – Mérignac International Airport is one of the main airports serving Aquitaine. It receives passengers from all over Europe, including Algiers, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Milan, Madrid and Rome. Other airports in Aquitaine are Biarritz International Airport, Pau – Pyrénées International Airport, and Bergerac-Dordogne-Périgord Airport. The French capital Paris is less than an hour away and can be the arrival point for many tourists worldwide who wish to travel to Aquitaine. The airlines with direct flights to airports in the region include Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, CityJet, easyJet, flybe, Iberia, Transavia, Volotea, and Ryanair.

Flights to Aquitaine

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