8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

Start: Paris
Train:  2 h
1
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
La Rochelle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Bayonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Paris

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day
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Futuroscope.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chasseneuil-du-Poitou trip itinerary builder tool .

Paris to Chasseneuil-du-Poitou is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou

Theme Parks
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Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope

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night
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, take in the waterfront activity at Port du Plomb, then explore the activities along Vieux Port, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip builder website .

You can drive from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in La Rochelle when traveling from Chasseneuil-du-Poitou in January, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

3
nights
Bayonne

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayonne: Centre de Tourisme Equestre Larrun Alde (in Urrugne), Hendaye (Dioxka Golf Academie & Hendaye Croisieres) and baskpeche (in Sare). And it doesn't end there: put a fun spin on your tour with DT Explore, get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, play a few rounds at Golf Epherra, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Madeleine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayonne itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bayonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Hendaye, Biarritz, Initiation a la Cesta Punta, baskpeche, Golf Epherra
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Dioxka Golf Academie ©
Dioxka Golf Academie
Chapelle Sainte Madeleine ©
Chapelle Sainte Madeleine
Hendaye Croisieres ©
Hendaye Croisieres

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night
Bordeaux

Bordeaux
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, then get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

Before you visit Bordeaux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Bayonne to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 30th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie de la Trappe, pause for some photo ops at Statues des Trois Oies, look for gifts at Cave Philippe Godard, then appreciate the history behind Le Badaud de Sarlat, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Vincent le Paluel. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Biere de la Bastide, admire the landmark architecture of Monpazier Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Saint-Dominique, steep yourself in history at Le Chateau de Belves, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Le Cafe de Paris, and finally stop by Cenac Perigord Loisirs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda vacation planner.

Drive from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Monpazier, Belves, Le Regourdou, Cenac Perigord Loisirs, Chateau de Saint-Genies
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Biere de la Bastide ©
Biere de la Bastide
Eglise de Saint Vincent le Paluel ©
Eglise de Saint Vincent le Paluel
Le Cafe de Paris ©
Le Cafe de Paris