Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a region of southwestern France created in 2016 by the union of the former regions of Aquitaine, Poitou-Charente and Limousin.
It is a very diverse region. In the far south, near the Spanish border, the area is known as the Basque region with a distinct culture and cuisine and a number of bustling seaside resorts. Further inland, the departments of Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne are typical of south-west France with scenic countryside, meandering rivers and beautiful bastide villages. The countryside varies from vineyards around Bordeaux and Cognac, sunflower fields in Charente, rolling greenery in Limousin and the green marshlands of the Marais Potevin in Deux-Sèvres. All along the coast there are popular seaside resorts and quieter natural beaches.
This region is very popular with holidaymakers and expats who are drawn to the sunny climate, pretty towns and villages, rolling countryside and vineyards and Atlantic beaches.