aquitaine-tabIf you want variety the Aquitaine is possibly the place for you. Atlantic coastal towns and seemingly endless pine forests to the west, the stunning backdrop of the Pyrénées in the south, vineyards (both wine and cognac) in the centre and north and the most stunning architecture, valleys and villages from the centre towards the east.

The departements
Dordogne, Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Getting there and getting away
Airports: Bordeaux, Biarritz, Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, Bergerac, Limoges
TGV stations : Angouleme, Libourne, Bordeaux, Agen, Tarbes, Orthez, Bayonne, Biarritz


The Dordogne has long been a popular destination for summer visitors and those looking to buy a property and make a new life in France. With its soft rolling hills, woodland, fields of sunflowers, vineyards and sparkling rivers it presents a warm and welcoming environment.

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Pyrénées Atlantiques

This is a culturally diverse part of France with a big Spanish influence. The Pyrénées Atlantiques attracts Spaniards and the Portuguese as well as northern Europeans which makes for a lively atmosphere. Buy a house in this area and it is easy to nip over the border to Spain

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Largest of France's 96 departments, and home to world famous 'claret', or Bordeaux wine. Think St Emilion, Pomerol, and the entire 1855 classification of Medoc - Margaux, Paulihac, Ste Estephe (and Haut Brion at Graves)... The chateaux of Lafitte-Rothschild and more.

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Once a major sheep farming area where shepherds travelled the marshes on stilts, the Landes is now home to an impressive maritime pine forest. With a mild climate thanks to its position on the Atlantic, the Landes also boasts the longest beach in Europe

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Lot et Garonne

Occupying a prime spot centred between Bergerac, Toulouse and Bordeaux, and underpinned economically by fruit production and tourism, the Lot et Garonne offers an enviable rural lifestyle whilst never being far from the madding crowds.

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Welcome to South West France

map franceThis part of France enjoys a temperate climate, favoured by the Atlantic breeze, and stunningly beautiful and incredibly diverse countryside, open and available to all, with abundant and varied bird and wildlife.

Contact Beaux Villages Immobilier

telephone +33 (0)5 56 71 36 59

telephone+44 (0)800 270 0101 Freephone from UK

telephone+33 (0)8 05 69 23 23 Freephone from France