From Bordeaux to the edge of the Basque country via Périgord, New Aquitaine offers authenticity, delight and escape. Les Collectionneurs offer a range of establishments in the South West where you can dine or extend your enjoyment to a romantic weekend or a family holiday in a charming hotel room.
Bordeaux is accessible by TGV and only two hours' journey from Paris. The capital of New Aquitaine is an easy starting point to explore the South West. Travellers can also fly in to airports at Bordeaux-Mérignac, Biarritz and Pau. All of these towns are worth taking your time in. The metropolis of Bordeaux is bursting with historical treasures from the Place de la Bourse to the Pey-Berland tower, which offers a breathtaking panorama over the city. In the North, the countryside of l'Entre-Deux-Mers stretches from the Garonne to the Dordogne. For an escape to the great outdoors, head towards Périgord and la Vézère Valley, studded with chateaux and centuries-old villages. The caves of Lascaux, a registered UNESCO world heritage site, have been dubbed the "palaeolithic Sistine chapel" The medieval city of Sarlat-La-Canéda, gastronomic capital of Black Périgord, is known for its truffle market and is not to be missed. The wine route starts just west of here. Starting from the charming village of Saint-Émilion in the Médoc region, the route winds its way through all the well-known appellations from Margaux to Saint-Estèphe.
Remarkable horizons stretch from both sides of the estuary. To the North, the pretty port town of La Rochelle seems to keep watch over the Atlantic ocean. L'île d'Oléron, close to Fort Boyard, is a great excursion any time of the year. To the South, between the coast and the nature reserve of les Landes de Gascogne, the Arcachon Basin is a lovely natural landmark in the summer . From Cap Ferret you can visit Bird Island by boat or explore the Dune of PIlat. Travellers may then continue on their way to the Basque country. While Biarritz attracts keen surfers, the pretty towns of Bayonne, Saint-Jean-de-Luz or Hendaye, with their cobbled streets and typical red-shuttered houses, are not to be missed. In winter as in summer, the Atlantic Pyrenees offer the opportunity for a relaxing getaway, in Espelette or perhaps Ainhoa, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
From historical Béarn to the vineyards of Cognac via Ile de Ré or the summits of the Pyrenees, New Aquitaine is a vast region of rich landscapes. There is no shortage of reasons for travellers to explore the South West: a romantic break by the sea, a family holiday in the country or a getaway with friends to the mountains. The charming hotels selected by Les Collectionneurs can fulfil all these wishes.
For those dreaming of a relaxing break in a haven of peace, a hotel in the Périgord would be a choice destination; the ideal spot to recuperate in the calm green of nature. Those who want a bit of everything can choose a hotel in Bordeaux before taking a road trip to explore the surrounding vineyards and inland countryside Finally, whereas the Atlantic coast can be packed in summer, the little villages of the Basque Country and Gascony make for charming discoveries off the beaten track. You might, for example, book a hotel room in Bayonne as a base to explore the surrounding countryside.
Online booking is possible so that you can organise your trip in advance. To help travellers with children organise their stay, certain establishments offer a babysitting service upon request.
Each establishment offered by les Collectionneurs has its own identity. Hotels and guesthouses come in a range of different styles: from medieval chateaux to beautiful country homes, via Belle Époque villas in the centre of town and establishments of unique character. Travellers looking for relaxation can chill in a spa hotel or round the indoor pool or take a moment in the sauna/steam room.
No matter the building that houses them, these hotels offer all modern comforts The spacious rooms and suites are fully equipped. Decorated with fine materials and elegant taste, they offer comfortable beds and bathrooms with bath or shower. Most establishments offer WiFi and a flat-screen TV in the room. Most establishment owners extend their warm welcome to pets as well.
The Bordeaux region, indissociable from the great wines of Bordeaux will enchant wine lovers. But this area of France is also resplendent with gourmet treasures. The culinary specialities of the region are innumerable. Walnuts and black truffles from the Périgord, Espeletto pepper and sheep's milk cheese from the Basque Country, cannelés from Bordeaux and oysters from Marennes-Oléron are but a few examples. From Dax to Mont-de-Marsan via Bergerac, the restaurateurs of New Aquitaine selected by les Collectionneurs share a taste for authentic cuisine and are proud of their roots. Travellers will discover this gastronomy refined by passionate chefs as they travel through the region. Such a gustative jaunt might be the opportunity for a prolonged stay in a land as rich as it is astonishing.
To allow the restaurateurs and hoteliers of our community to once again share special moments with you, and welcome you under the best possible conditions in their establishments, specific COVID-19 health measures have been adopted along with additional measures to best adapt these policies to their unique type of operations. For details of the health policies implemented, please contact the particular establishment directly.
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