Bordeaux & Beyond have agencies throughout the beautiful Aquitaine region, below we have provided an in-depth guide with specific information about each region, what it offers and why it’s a great place to live.
The Gironde is the largest department in France and is a region of great diversity and natural beauty. The capital is the vibrant city of Bordeaux, an important centre for international commerce. The countryside features outstanding châteaux and vineyards and the cuisine and local produce are unsurpassed. There are 270km of wonderful beaches with Europe’s best surfing and many regard the climate as even better than the Med. For golfers, there are no less than eleven top quality courses.
The Bordeaux area seems to come to the top of every ranking and around half of the French population identifying it as the area to which they would most like to move. It's hard not to agree with them and anyone considering setting up home in France should spend time evaluating the city's many attractions; cultural, architectural and gastronomic. But what is it like as a place to live, away from the tourist centres and sweeping boulevards? We will be more than delighted to tell you what a wonderful place it is, not only to live but also to bring up a family. What's not to like?
Lot and Garonne is traversed by the two rivers from which it takes its name is traversed by 200 km of navigable waterways and 3,500 km of walking trails with a mix of wooded slopes, small scale farming, famous for the Agen prune, and is similar to the Dordogne. To the south it becomes more like Gascony, with gently rolling fields and quiet roads passing through lovely countryside. Visitors are drawn to the beautiful bastide towns such as Monflanquin and Villereal along with nearby Castillonnès.
The Dordogne has stunning medieval castles, historical villages and towns, and the famous prehistoric caves of the UNESCO listed Vezere Valley. The heart of the Dordogne area is centered on its capital Perigueux, famous for its gourmet delights, notably paté de foie gras, walnuts and truffles. The region counts between 5,000 and 10,000 British residents, and 800 British entrepreneurs, drawn by a laid-back lifestyle, warm climate, and lower cost of living.
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