of Aquitaine has five departments: Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), Landes (40), Lot-et-Garonne (47) and Pyrenees-Atlantiques (64).
Neighbouring regions are Limousin,
Midi-Pyrenees and Poitou-Charentes.
The regional capital of
Aquitaine is Bordeaux.
Situated on the Atlantic coast, Aquitaine is the largest region in
France with 180 miles of white, sandy beaches stretching from the mouth of the Gironde
estuary right down to the border with Spain.
Inland, Aquitaine offers picturesque freshwater lakes bordered by
Western Europe's largest pine forest.
Lovers of wine will probably already know about the Medoc and
St-Emilion vineyards around Bordeaux; the region's historic capital.
Comite Regional de
Cite mondiale, 23 Parvis des Chartrons - Bordeaux.
21 rue des Pyramides - Paris.
Showing the Aquitaine departments of Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), Landes (40),
Lot-et-Garonne (47) and Pyrenees-Atlantiques (64) with major roads.
Married first to the King of France and then the King of England,
Eleanor of Aquitaine was
probably the most powerful woman during the Middle Ages.
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