Nouvelle-Aquitaine boasts extraordinary natural values and historical heritage that make it a major tourist destination in France. Vacationers are attracted especially by the wide ocean coast with three main resorts: Arcachon, Biarritz and Royan. New Aquitaine's highly erosive coastline remains quite wild and some resorts such as Soulac-sur-Mer, Lacanau, Hourtin, Biscarrosse, Mimizan and Capbreton have been built on dunes, similar to those located on Arcachon Bay. Tourists also come here for winter sports centers located in the heart of the Pyrenees, such as Gourette and Le Somport, and famous historical sites such as the Lascaux caves, the medieval city and wine mecca of Saint-Émilion, or the Oradour-sur-Glane memorial.
Bordeaux – probably everyone knows this name associated with wine. The famous wine region is located right here in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Viticulture is a key economic sector in this French region. There are some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world – apart from Bordeaux, there are also Bergerac, Cognac (Cognac and Pineau des Charentes) and Armagnac (Armagnac and Floc de Gascogne). Grapevines are also grown in the Garonne and Lot valleys and on the slopes of the Pyrenees.