15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
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Le Bugue
— 2 nights
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Ribagnac
— 1 night
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Saussignac
— 1 night
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Saint-Emilion
— 1 night
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Blaye
— 1 night
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La Rochelle
— 1 day
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Perigueux
— 2 nights
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Arnac-Pompadour
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 1 night

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac and then contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip itinerary planning tool.

Brive-la-Gaillarde to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Brive-la-Gaillarde in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Le Bugue.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Le Bugue

— 2 nights
Le Bugue is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.GeographyLe Bugue is located on the banks of the Vézère River a few kilometres before the confluence of the Vézère with the Dordogne River at Limeuil. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and then find something for the whole family at Parc Le Bournat. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Forteresse de Miremont, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac, then learn about winemaking at Julien de Savignac, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, and finally don't miss a visit to Labyrinthe Prehistorique.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Le Bugue planning site.

Le Bugue is just a short distance from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil. In August, daily temperatures in Le Bugue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Ribagnac.

Things to do in Le Bugue

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ribagnac

— 1 night
On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bridoire, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Monbazillac, and then look for gifts at Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Monbazillac.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ribagnac online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Le Bugue to Ribagnac takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saussignac.

Things to do in Ribagnac

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Saussignac

— 1 night
Saussignac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is in the heart of Bergerac wine country and produces sweet white wines. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Sardy, then indulge your senses at French Wine Adventures, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Lestevenie.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saussignac trip itinerary planner.

Saussignac is just a short distance from Ribagnac. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Saussignac

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion

— 1 night

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Beaurang.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Emilion trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Saussignac to Saint-Emilion in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries · Historic Sites

Bordeaux

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux tour builder website.

Drive from Saint-Emilion to Bordeaux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Blaye.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Blaye

— 1 night
Blaye is a commune and subprefecture in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.PopulationIts inhabitants are called Blayais or the Blayaises.GeographyBlaye is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary (which is some 3km wide at this point), close to the A10 autoroute, 56km north of Bordeaux. On the 16th (Mon), get outside with La Route de le Corniche, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Marquis de Vauban, and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Blaye.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Blaye online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Blaye takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Blaye can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Blaye

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

La Rochelle

— 1 day

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our La Rochelle day trip planning app.

Drive from Blaye to La Rochelle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Traveling from Blaye in August, you will find days in La Rochelle are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Perigueux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Perigueux

— 2 nights
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Brantome Police Horses & Friends, Head underground at Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Front. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vesunna, expand your understanding of the military at Tour Mataguerre, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perigueux trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Perigueux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perigueux, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arnac-Pompadour.

Things to do in Perigueux

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arnac-Pompadour

— 2 nights
Arnac-Pompadour is a commune in the Corrèze department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of central France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as PompadoursIn Nouvelle-Aquitaine and on directional signs, the commune is usually simply called Pompadour although the actual village of Pompadour is shared between Arnac-Pompadour and Saint-Sornin-Lavolps.The name of Pompadour became world famous due to the favourite of Louis XV: Madame de Pompadour to whom the King gave the chateau of Pompadour and the associated title of Marquise.The town is famous for its chateau and its stud farm, the Pompadour National Anglo-Arab Stud, headquarters of the French National Stud and France's principal production centre of Anglo-Arabian horses .GeographyArnac-Pompadour is located some 25 km south-east of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche and 35 km west by north-west of Brive-la-Gaillarde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Jumilhac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Hautefort, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine, and finally stop by Au Comptoir d'Augustine.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Arnac-Pompadour day trip site.

Drive from Perigueux to Arnac-Pompadour in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arnac-Pompadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Bergerac travel guide

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Castles · Monuments · Gift & Specialty Shops
Bergerac is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France.EconomyThe region is primarily known for wine and tobacco. It has 12 recognized wine AOCs (Appellations d'origine contrôlée): Bergerac Bergerac Rosé Bergerac Sec (dry) Côtes-de-Bergerac Côtes de Bergerac Blanc Côtes de Montravel Montravel (red and white) Haut-Montravel Saussignac Monbazillac Pécharmant RosetteSitesThe town has an important tourist industry. There are three museums, including the town museum, a statue museum and a tobacco museum. The church of Notre Dame is located in the town centre. There is also a wine house by the river which features a small exhibition on the history of wine growing. Bergerac offers some of the finest wines in the Bordeaux region due to the soil's excellent drainage - a result of its proximity to the Dordogne River. The Arboretum de Podestat is located near to Bergerac.

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