Aquitaine is a historical area in France and certainly worth a visit.

Aquitaine has some interesting sacred buildings to offer. You should definitely not miss the St. Andre Cathedral. The foundation stone was laid in 1096, but the completion of the cathedral took until the fifteenth century. The French house of worship is very similar Notre Dame in Paris. It has a very nice north portal and the tympanum with pictures from the Last Judgment is absolutely worth seeing.

You should also have seen the tower of the basilica St. Michel from the fifteenth century in Bordeaux. The tower is one hundred and nine meters high and offers a wonderful view of the city.

St. Seurin in Bordeaux is also worth a visit. The church dates from between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. Tourists mainly visit the beautiful figure portal on the south side of the church. In the crypt of the sacred building there are some sarcophagi and reliquary shrines, which date from the sixth century.

The Eglise Monolithhe rock church in St. Emillion is something special. The church was built during the eighth century while the portal dates from the fourteenth. The bell tower, built in Romanesque-neo-Gothic style, also belongs to the church.

The collegiate church in St. Emillion is also worth seeing. It dates from the twelfth century, as do the wall paintings inside. The church also has an impressive north portal.

A detour to the cathedral St. Front in Perigueux from the twelfth century should definitely not be missed. The San Marco in Venice was chosen as the model for the construction. The St. Front Cathedral, like this one, also has many small domes. Especially the carved altar inside the church is the absolute highlight of the visit.

Other interesting religious buildings in French Aquitaine are St. Etienne in Peruex and the Abbey of Brantome.

A special building in the historical region of France is the Pont de Piere bridge in Bordeaux. It is 486 meters long over the Garonne River. The bridge was built between 1813 and 1821 with seventeen arches.

In Aquitaine, France, you should definitely not miss the Grand Theater in Bordeaux. It was built between 1773 and 1780 and is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in the country.

Even museum lovers will not miss out in Aquitaine in France. In any case, a visit to the arts and crafts museum housed in the Hotel Lalande (Bordeaux) is worthwhile. An extensive collection from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries can be seen here.

Something special is the Museum of Art in the same city as the Kunstgewerbe museum. The exhibition there shows a collection of paintings with works from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux is also not to be missed.

The castles in the Bordeaux wine-growing regions are also worth a detour. Some can only be partially visited. Nevertheless, the trip is worthwhile, as various organizers offer wine tastings here.

The Musee du Perigord in Perigueux is well worth a visit. There are exhibits from prehistoric France and the times when Romans lived here. An interesting collection of paintings is also on display in the Musee du Perigord.

Aquitaine is also home to the largest baroque palace complex in southwest France. The plant is exactly in the town of Hautefort and dates back to the seventeenth century. Although it was destroyed by fire in 1968, it was rebuilt.

There are some natural beauties to see in the French region of Aquitaine. The Bordelais wine-growing region is definitely worth recommending, because it is the most important in the world. Not to be missed is the Lascaux caves. Here are the oldest cave paintings in human history. Their age is estimated at 17,000 years.

The other regions of France, such as Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Brittany, Burgundy, etc., also have a large number of attractions to offer tourists to France. Further information can be found here: Sights in France.

Places of Interest in France

Places of Interest in France
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