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Aquitaine

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Aquitaine
Location
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Quick Facts
Capital Bordeaux
Government French Region
Currency Euro (€)
Area 41,308 km2
Population 3,150,890(2008 est)
Language French(Official), Basque, Occitan, Gascon, Labourd, Lower Navarre, Soule
Religion n/a
Electricity 220..230V, 50Hz. Outlets: CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin), accepting CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs
Time Zone UTC +1 and UTC +2(DST)

Aquitaine [1] (also known as "Guyenne" or "Guienne") is an extensive region of south-west France with a long coastline along the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) and a mountainous border with Spain along the Pyrenees Mountains. The French part of Basque Country lies at the south-west end of Aquitaine.

Part of Aquitaine is the region of Les Landes or Landes which is well-known for its beaches, sand dunes and pine forests.

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Visit the numerous historical towns, villages and castles

  • Bazas
  • Cadillac
  • Saint Emillion
  • Uzeste
  • Roquetaillade Castle, [2]. This natural defensive site has always been inhabited by humans since the stone age. Today you will find two castles inside a protective wall. The first castle dating from the XIth century has lots many of its original fortifications. The second castle was built in 1306 with the permission of JKing Edward the 1st, and is still lived in by the same family since.  edit

150 miles of continuous sandy beach between the Gironde and the Pyrenees host a lot of important beach resorts.

It is also an ideal region for family-friendly Naturist areas.

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-Noisettines du Medoc : A confectionnery made in Medoc since 1981 in the north of Aquitaine. It is based on high quality hazelnuts, gauged and unshelled. http://www.noisettines.fr

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