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> Genuine atlantic coast

 

From Bordeaux down to the Basque Country, the varied natural landscapes provide visitors with the possibility of trying out a wide range of sports. For those of you wanting to enjoy a leisurely stroll, the towns and villages' authenticity awaits. Bask in the warm glow of this rich cultural and historical heritage.
 

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Bordeaux

PARIS MONTPARNASSE - BORDEAUX

Time 3H00 by TGV
Time 22 trains per day*


Bordeaux, world capital of wine, will surprise you too if you like to party, shop or visit “in” places. It’s an excellent place from which to set off to discover the immense beaches of the Atlantic coast.

NOT TO BE MISSED
- The Quinconces Esplanade, one of the biggest in Europe in a town centre.
- The quayside facades, the promenade, riverside walks and dance halls.
- Squares in Old Bordeaux with their craft shops and outdoor cafés.
- The St Michel district and its flea market.
- The new quayside district with its animated night scene.
- Rue Ste Catherine and its clothing stores.
 

France Rail Pass’partner:
- Wine Cellar and tasting session: La cure goumande
- Tourist: Office Bordeaux Tourist Office
- Accommodations: My suite village (Saint Jean d’Illac), Citadines


 

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Bayonne

BORDEAUX - BAYONNE

Time 1H35 by regional train
Time 10 trains per day*


Bayonne, cultural capital of the Basque Country, with all its festivals and traditions will enchant you with its corrida (a tradition that has continued without interruption since the 13th century), rugby and rowing. You’ll be delighted by the friendliness of the people of Bayonne, who will lead you into the famous fervour of the Bayonne festivals.

NOT TO BE MISSED
- Bayonne festivals: 5 crazy days in August
- The Latin-American theatre festival
- The Citadel
- The Basque Museum
- The game of “pelotte Basque”/ The famous Ham
 
 

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Biarritz

BAYONNE - BIARRITZ

Time 10 min by regional train
Time 16 trains per day*


Biarritz is without a doubt the capital of surfing since European surfing was born here. The best European spots are here, edged by amazing beaches. Biarritz is also a favourite destination for golfers and is home to the 2nd oldest golf course in France.

NOT TO BE MISSED
- The casino / surfing / the beaches
- Festivals at various times of the year
- The golf courses
- The Virgin’s rock
 

France Rail Pass’partner:
- Accommodations: Biarritz’s Youth Hostel
- Sports: Biarritz Paradise, Surf School Surf trip

 

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BIARRITZ - PARIS MONTPARNASSE

Time 5h00 by TGV
Time 6 trains per day*

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* (2010 frequency)

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Please discover the other itineraries :

 

Heritage :

Normandy and the fabulous Mont Saint-Michel

The Loire Valley

The South of France

Major historical sights int the Champagne and Alsace regions

 

Gastro and wine :

• French chefs and great wines

Discovering the Champagne region

• Incredible Bordeaux

« L’Alsace gourmande »

 

Family 

Please discover the other Family’s itineraries:

• Auvergne and its volcanoes

Futuruscope and Poitou Charentes

 

Young rider 

Please discover the other Young rider’s itineraries:

The great Mont Blanc

Marseille and Corsica

 

Well being 

Please discover the other Young rider’s itineraries :

• Deauville

Beautiful Brittany

Relax on the atlantic coast

 

Urban Clubber

Please discover the other Urban Clubber’s itineraries :

• The French Riviera

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 15:35