Aquitaine is one of the oldest regions of France. It shares its southern border with Spain. The region is also one of the most prominent wine regions in France with 1,000's of acreage dedicated to the production of wine. The capital of Aquitaine is the historic city of Bordeaux and it's influence in upon the history of wine is felt through the whole region of Aquitiane. Each year over 700,000 bottles of wine are produced just in the Bordeaux wine area and they include dry white, sweet white and a red claret. The Dorgone is a department within Aquitaine and in that region there are over 1,500 castles. The Dorgone was historically known as the Perigord in the 1700's. Within that region are three main towns known for their medieval centres: Bergerac, Sarlat, and Perigueux. The Perigord is also famous for the world renown caves of Lascaux which depict a cave painting of a horse that is belived to have been painted over 17,300 years ago. Another historic building in the region, is the Cadouin Abbey, which was founded in 1115 and has been run by the Cistercian monks as part of the pilgrim route to Compostella.
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Aquitaine Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in
Stop in and visit the beautiful gardens of Marqueyssac in Vezac along with views of the views of the Dordogne River. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Place de la Comedie in Bordeaux or indulge in some theater tickets overseen by the Grand Theatre and performed by the Bordeaux National Opera. Explore the charming Basque village of La Bastide Clairence noted for their local artisans. Take a canoe trip down the Dordogne River and visit the picturesque town of La Roque Gageac and indulge is some beautiful French countryside scenery.
- Ile de France,
- Pays de la Loire,
- Rhone Alps,