When you drive though France during holiday
you could think that the country is full. For some areas,
that is true during the summertime, however not for the area
around Bordeaux, called Aquitaine.
Beside the Atlantic coast, with many dunes and long beaches
you will find beautiful lakes and the well-known bay of Arcachon.
In the countryside, you will find many forests and unspoiled
nature as well as the wine areas of the Graves, Bordeaux,
In the nearby area, you are able to go fishing, horseback
riding, sailing, surfing, and do endless walking and biking
through the pine forests on the many paths (you can even get
to the Atlantic coast). Bikes can be rented at the Résidence.
The skiing areas in the Pyrenees are on only an hour and a
half drive away.For golf lovers, there are many golf courses
in the area (+/- 20 km). The 4 golf courses I normally play
are Arcachon, Biscarosse, Gujan Mestras and Bordeaux. All
are really top courses with excellent restaurants. In a larger
radius, there are about 30 golf courses including the famous
Hosegore. The area has a lot of variation and many things
to do, with not too busy beaches, beautiful cities, a number
of lakes, golf courses, wine areas, restaurants and many forests.
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