Nature and the outdoors

  • Marais Poitevin

    Marais Poitevin

    © Région New-Aquitaine / Pascal Baudry

  • Tour on the Dordogne river

    Tour on the Dordogne river

    © CRT Limousin - Laetis

  • Région New-Aquitaine

    Région New-Aquitaine

    © Région New-Aquitaine

Nature and the outdoors nouvelle aquitaine fr

Be it on a cycling path in the Landes forest, on a boat on the Vassivière lake, on a hiking path in the Ossau valley or in a canoe on the River Vézère, you can feel at one with nature in New Aquitaine. Home to a million hectares of forests and over 17,440 square metres of parkland (one national park, four regional parks and two marine parks), there’s certainly enough outdoor space to go around.

Cruise along the tranquil waterways of the Marais Poitevin, France’s second largest wetland and often referred to as the ‘Green Venice’. Hike on the Millevaches Plateau, a tangled wilderness rising to 900m in altitude. And cycle or horse-ride through the Dordogne Valley, pausing at the numerous picturesque villages and historic sites along the way.

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