Aquitaine is a southwestern region of metropolitan France. This area has an exciting history. During the Middle Ages it was a kingdom ruled by the Visigoth tribe, a nomadic tribe of Germanic peoples.
There are many things to do in Aquitaine. Some of the great places to visit are the Cordouan lighthouse, Bordeaux and the Saint-Emilion church.
The Cordouan lighthouse, created in 1584, is listed as a historic monument and with good reason. It stands at 68 meters tall and allows people to see over seven kilometers of the Gironde estuary, a partly enclosed coastal body of water.
Bordeaux, the 5th largest urban area in France, is a port city near the Garonne River. There are many historic sights to be seen here, in addition to museums, restaurants, shopping centers, bars, clubs, and operas. If you are an outdoors person, you can travel to the beach or mountains in under thirty minutes.
Saint-Emilion is a historic commune that is home to one of the most famous ancient churches. The Saint-Emilion church is a monolithic church that is carved from a limestone cliff. This is truly an amazing sight that must be seen in person to appreciate the beauty of it.
When planning your visit, consider staying at an apparthotel Aquitaine instead of a hotel. An apart-hotel offers a homelike environment and offers typical hotel services such as cleaning, WiFi internet and room service. Many apart-hotels are also conveniently located near restaurants and entertainment.