Living in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Nestled in its vineyards, located near the forest, the ocean and the Pyrenean valleys, Nouvelle Aquitaine includes the former regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. Since then, this region has been living at the rhythm of the new century without losing its penchant for culture, gastronomy, sports, nature, in a word: the art of living.

A historical, cultural and artisanal heritage

Bordeaux, capital of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2007 as an “exceptional urban ensemble“. The old town, in the south, is characterized by its narrow winding streets and old houses from the 15th century. In addition, it is home to numerous churches, including the Cathedral of St. Andrew, consecrated in 1600. In the center of the largest vineyard of fine wines in the world, there are more than one hundred and twenty thousand hectares of exceptional wealth. But also has 57 registered designations of origin undulating over the valleys of the Médoc, Libournais or Entre-deux-Mers. Obviously, its wines are among the most prestigious in the world: Pétrus, Yquem, Mouton Rothschild, Cheval Blanc, or Haut-Brion.

Beaches within reach

To begin with, the Arcachon Basin: a 155 km² lagoon open to the ocean with the Dune du Pyla of a variable height of 104 m and 2700 m long.

This real natural phenomenon in constant evolution offers an exceptional panorama on the Cap Ferret and the basin of Arcachon. This phenomenon contrasts with the immense pine forest so characteristic.

Moreover, city of surfing and elegance in the Basque Country, Biarritz is one of the most famous cities of the Basque Coast! Indeed, once known for the boldness of its fishermen, the city of Biarritz now evokes tourism, vacations, and leisure. Also, it has quickly become the preferred destination for travel and stays on its beach of rare beauty.

Limoges: economic capital of Aquitaine

First of all, Limoges is the historical capital of the former region of Limousin. Today, it is one of the main centres of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. In terms of demographics, Limoges is second only to Bordeaux in terms of population and is the second most populous city in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.

In addition, as the third largest university city in the region, just after Poitiers, and as an administrative and intermediate service center, Limoges is the sixth largest city in the Greater Southwest. It is positioned just after Toulouse, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Perpignan and Bayonne. Moreover, it is ranked 38th in the national ranking. Moreover, economically, Limoges, with its butchery tradition, is very well placed in the luxury industry. Moreover, it is recognized as the capital of the “arts of fire” thanks to its numerous porcelain workshops. But also thanks to its pole of competitiveness in technical and industrial ceramics.

Finally, the Dordogne and the Périgord reveal multiple facets: the valleys, streams and rivers of the Périgord Vert, the limestone plateaus and the wide meadows of the Périgord Blanc. There are also preserved villages, castles and prehistoric sites (Lascaux and Les Eyzies) in the Périgord Noir, and the renowned vineyards of the Périgord Pourpre in the Bergerac region.