Heritage

New Aquitaine's rich heritage and culture reflect what an important part the area played in the history of France. 

Contemporary Art

Contemporary art has a place of honour in New Aquitaine. Architecture, museums, art centres… an entire range of activities is available for art lovers. 

Towns of Art and History

The “Art and History Town” label ? It is a network of 180 towns which strive to enhance their architectural heritage with guided tours, exhibitions, classes…

The Middle Ages

In New Aquitaine, the Middle Ages were one of the most productive eras, for religious architecture and art.  

"Petites cités de caractère"

The “Petite Cité de Caractère” label is awarded to towns with fewer than 6.000 inhabitants which possess in particular, a consistent urban architectural heritage including at least one listed or classified...

Prehistory

The very first humans left amazing traces of their presence in New Aquitaine.  In fact, ours is probably France’s richest region as far as Prehistory goes.France and some of Europe’s...

"Plus Beaux Villages de France"

The « Plus Beaux Villages de France » (France’s Most Beautiful Villages) label is awarded to picturesque villages not to be missed ! But there are many more villages that deserve...

UNESCO Sites

There are several UNESCO world heritage sites in New Aquitaine: The Vézère valley’s prehistoric sites and caves, Saint-Savin sur Gartempe abbey, Saint-Léonard de Noblat collegiate church, the Camino de Santiago...