With an area of 41,309 km�, the r�gion
of Aquitaine has five d�partements: Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), Landes (40), Lot-et-Garonne (47) and Pyr�n�es-Atlantiques (64).
The regional prefecture of
Aquitaine is Bordeaux.
Neighbouring regions are Limousin,
Midi-Pyr�n�es and Poitou-Charentes.
Situated on the Atlantic coast, Aquitaine is the largest region in
France with 180 miles of white, sandy beaches stretching from the mouth of the Gironde
estuary right down to the border with Spain.
Inland, Aquitaine offers picturesque freshwater lakes bordered by
Western Europe's largest pine forest.
Lovers of wine will probably already know about the Medoc and
St-Emilion vineyards around Bordeaux; the region's historic capital.
Comit� R�gional de
Cit� mondiale, 23 Parvis des Chartrons - 33074 Bordeaux.
21 rue des Pyramides - 75 001 Paris.
Showing the Aquitaine departments of Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), Landes (40),
Lot-et-Garonne (47) and Pyr�n�es-Atlantiques (64) with major roads.
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Married first to the King of France and then the King of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine was
probably the most powerful woman during the Middle Ages.
Robert Fripp brings the woman
to life as she 'dictates her memoirs' after 80 years of life; recalling wars, intrigues,
her travels, troubadours and ruthless diplomacy while confessing her loves, hopes for her
children and their fates.
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