8 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Vieux Sarlat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Bugue (Parc Le Bournat & Aquarium du Perigord Noir), Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier) and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, browse the exhibits of Lascaux II, and steep yourself in history at Grotte du Grand Roc.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Sarlat-la-Caneda due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through La Cote des Basques, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, then pause for some photo ops at Rocher de la Vierge, and finally take a tour of Hermione - La Fayette. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at L'Atelier du Piment, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle aux Icones..

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Biarritz road trip tool.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Biarritz in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in Biarritz hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle — 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kids will enjoy Aquarium La Rochelle and Towers of La Rochelle. Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes), Fort Vauban (in Fouras) and Phare de la Coubre (in La Tremblade). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Vieux Port.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip planner.

Getting from Biarritz to La Rochelle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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