Aquitaine occupies roughly the southwestern third of France stretching from Bordeaux’s Wine region south to Pays Basque and the Spanish border. Its western border follows the Atlantic coast with its wonderful white sand beaches and colorful sea ports such as Saint Jean de Luz, Biarritz and Bayonne. The region stretches inland and embrace part of Perigord, the beautiful region of the Tarn River and the dramatic hill towns nestled in the Pyrénées that straddle the French-Spanish border. Our list of Aquitaine places to stay includes memorable small hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts and chateaux hotels. We have lodgings in every price range but all have special qualities to recommend them.