The Southwest of France is a region overflowing with culture, history, gastronomy and natural wonder. It’s full of variety; a place where you can experience the beauty of the countryside, the buzz of the city, and the seemingly never-ending coast line. From the lush vineyards of Bordeaux to the rugged Pyrenees Mountains, there’s something for everyone in this breath-taking region.
It’s world-renowned wine country. Bordeaux, in particular, is a must-visit destination if you enjoy a tipple. The Dordogne is simply beautiful and known for picturesque villages, river valleys, ancient castles and prehistoric caves. There are hundreds of miles of beach backed by pine forests running south to the Basque Country and Western Pyrenees mountains, which straddle the border between France and Spain, and which offer their own distinct culture, language and cuisine.
For the visiting golfer there’s a choice of fine courses that wind through the pine forests near the coast in Les Landes, or some beautiful châteaux where the fairways are as elegant as the manor houses they surround. From the splendid Dordogne golf resort of Chateau des Vigiers to one of Europe’s greatest, Golf Seignosse, this region offers a real mix of memorable golfing experiences. What’s more it’s reliably warm and sunny, so it’s great for a break in spring or autumn.
Take your time if driving from the Channel ports, or why not consider sailing of flying to Bilbao or Santander? There are good roads from both cities to the French border and in no time you could be teeing off in south west France!