A quick Guide to Western France & the Atlantic Coast

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Guides to the towns, villages and resorts. Exciting things to do and new places to visit. Practical information for the traveller relating to the beaches, plains, valleys and mountains. Places to visit and things to do day and night for your time in Western France.


Anglet a town renowned for its beaches spreading between the Cape Saint Martin..


Andernos-les-Bains a town found on the shore of the Arcachon Bay.


If you are looking for oysters and wine, why not come and stay for a few days or a long weekend?


Bordeaux the best preserved eighteenth century city in Europe, with over 4000 listed buildings..

Grayan and Hopital

If you have come looking for a nudist beach in the Aquitaine region of France the Euronat campsite, will ..


Holidays on the west coast with sandy beaches and freshwater lakes. Lots to do for a few days by the seaside.


Lacanau found 50km to the west of Bordeaux and 12km from the Atlantic Coast lives the surf culture


The Village of Laruns is the economic centre of the valley with the local Mairie and Tourist Office found in the centre.


If its sport which leads you; the sea and the freshwater lakes at your front door will be your play ground

Naujac sur Mer

The village centre includes the church Eglise Saint-Philomene, a village shop a more ..

La Roque-Gageac

Out of the summer months the village pace slows down, but still even in the middle of winter..

Saint Emilion

Today the medieval town centre with it's Chateau du Roy, towers, underground church and fortified gates has lots to offer for a day tour

Saint Vivien de Médoc

Typical all year market on Wednesdays found by the church ( old roman with 1950's bell tower) with lots of local products..


Soulac sur Mer, found on the most northern tip of the Medoc is where the Gironde Estuary meets with the Atlantic Ocean.


The Village of Vensac with it's local classic the Cafe du Nord and it's night market are well worth a visit if you are in the region.


Verdon sur Mer is protected from the winter swells and storms by its geographic situation.