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Most interesting landmarks of Aquitaine

Below are listed the most amazing natural and man made landmarks of Aquitaine.

Natural landmarks of Aquitaine

Caves
Powerful spotlights try to illuminate the Salle de la Verna, France
Powerful spotlights try to illuminate the Salle de la Verna / Roberto Lumbreras, Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0
Other natural landmarks

Man made landmarks of Aquitaine

Petroglyphs and rock art
Paintings in Lascaux Cave - aurochs
Paintings in Lascaux Cave – aurochs / Saša Šantić, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
Other archaeological monuments
Caves in Vézère valley, France
Caves in Vézère valley / dynamosquito, Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0
Urban planning monuments
Monflanquin, France
Monflanquin / Bernardg, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
Castles
Palaces
Romanesque churches and monasteries
Périgueux St. Front Cathedral, France
Périgueux St. Front Cathedral / Luidger, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
Gothic churches
Bazas Cathedral in Aquitaine, adornment of portal
Bazas Cathedral, adornment of portal / Ophelia2, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
Parks and gardens
Other man-made landmarks of Aquitaine
Cabanes du Breuil, Aquitaine
Cabanes du Breuil / Manfred Heyde, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

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Described landmarks of Aquitaine

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Aquitaine is one of the richest administrative regions in France regarding the wealth of landmarks and attractions. Highlights of this region are:

Featured: Pierre Saint-Martin Cave

Attempt to light the giant Salle de la Verna, France
Attempt to light the giant Salle de la Verna / Roberto Lumbreras, Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0

Pierre Saint-Martin Cave is one of the greatest caves in the world with enormous role in the history of speleology.

The length of the explored passages in Pierre Saint-Martin Cave is 80,200 m (the 25th in the world), known depth – up to 1,408 m (the 17th in the world). The deepest part of the cave are 71.5 m below the sea level.

Recommended books

Guide Vert Aquitaine [ Green Guide in FRENCH – Aquitaine ]

Southwest France (Passport’s regional guides of France)


This guide to southwest France includes an account of the region’s history, a section on food and drink, and a narrative tour of the region’s notable features – cities, villages, chateaux, churches, monuments and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It also gives practical information on accommodation and eating out.

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