Useful information : When to go...
When to go
Stretching from the Monts du Limousin to the Landes coast, from Bordeaux to the Bearnese Pyrenees, Aquitaine has a climate as diverse as its geography.
As is often the case in France, high season runs from June to September. On the coast, summers are hot, and tempered by westerly winds. Further inland, temperatures rise, especially in Dordogne, the driest département. Celebrations, ferias, festivals, night markets and outdoor activities will form a key part of your holiday. But you won't be alone in wanting to take advantage of all the region has to offer.
Therefore, if it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, come out of season, when it is generally mild. In Aquitaine, rainfall is at its highest at the start of spring and in autumn, but the sun tends to win out over the rain.
Avoid the coast in winter, when it is washed by the spray of storms, and instead don your skis in the resorts of the eastern Pyrenees or explore the truffle markets of Périgord.
Formalities and useful addresses
Aquitaine Tourist Board – www.nouvelle-aquitaine-tourisme.com/en