The Atlantic Coast Vacations

France's Atlantic Coast combines the regions of Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes in the southwest of the country. This region's highlight is its magnificent coastline, towering sand dunes, expansive pine forests, fabulous cuisine, and world-famous vineyards. The ancient seaport of La Rochelle and its Old Town are worth a stop. In Cognac you'll find ... Read more
one of the region's most sought after specialties – the superb, refined, locally-produced spirit of the same name. Around Bordeaux, you'll find another which hardly needs an introduction. Bordeaux wines have been coveted by buyers around the world for centuries. Also here you'll find the cave paintings of the Vézère Valley, the large chateau above the village of La Rochefoucauld, and the beautiful historic village of Saint-Emilion.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Nice region of France which is not on most North American's travel radar. There are beach towns lining the coast here, the tallest sand dunes in all of Europe and the splendid little port city of La Rochelle. Don't forget Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world.

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I simply love the french Atlantic coast, it's kind of wild, but still warm and calm enough to swim and relax.

Sunnyside, New York State

Gorgeous landscapes and the people here are incredibly kind and helpful.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA