5 villages not to miss in South-West of France

Published the 06/27/2021 in Exploring the Region

Five villages - five atmospheres! You like the beach, or prefer history, or want to head for the mountains ... or a mixture of all of that? Of course yes  ! Here is our list of the prettiest villages in the region, and there is something to see for everyone!

Cap Ferret

1 hour from Bordeaux, guaranteed escape by the Atlantic Ocean. Oyster farms, pines, dunes and cottages at the water's edge. Breathe magical air and taste fresh seafood, chat with an oyster farmer and have a glass of white wine on a magnificent terrace. And to explore this village at your own pace, we recommend leisurely exploration with an all-terrain electric scooter!


The appellation known throughout the world for its wines, it is also a UNESCO-listed village, which has saved all of its charm during centuries. There is no better place to contemplate the vineyard but also the beautiful architecture, and its iconic undergrounds! And to continue, become a winemaker for a day by discovering different aspects of the production of great wines: aging, blending, harvest ...


Very close to Sarlat (which is also a quite magnificent village), discover one of the most beautiful places in France! On the banks of the Dordogne, houses with brown roofs, charms of the past and breathtaking landscapes. History lovers, do not miss prehistoric caves, discover the Valley of Man!

And those who also love good food, go on an unforgettable truffle hunting adventure, discovering the production of nuts and its oil which has made the region so rich, or even its emblematic cheeses!


Direction to the French Basque Country! And the houses change color ... white walls, red shutters but on top of that, the famous Espelette pepper which makes the name but also the image of this village.

You won't find such decorations anywhere else!


To complete our atmospheres we lack the mountains! With the breathtaking view of the Pyrenees this village will seduce you with these old charms. And it is also a major stage of the famous  the road to Santiago de Compostela! Take the time to observe these beauties and then why not go and enjoy the majestic nature by taking a short stay in the mountains

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