Your French EXperience - Nouvelle Aquitaine

Study at Excelia, and discover the beauty of France... its culture, its heritage, its scenery, its gastronomy!

The essence of New Aquitaine… Tastes & Flavours, Adventure, and Imaginative Experiences on a grand scale!


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For them, New Aquitaine means…

The Périgord Châteaux: Discover the different Châteaux… BourdeillesFénelonMonbazillacLes Bories as well as Lanquais.

Prehistoric era: The Lascaux caves, discovered in 1940 by 2 teenagers… admire the cave paintings of our Palaeolithic ancestors.

Vassivière - Plateau de Millevaches: Along the Creuse river, the Painters' Valley offers remarkable scenery, and was a source of inspiration for some of the greatest artists, from the end of the 19th century to the 1920s.

Futuroscope: Thrilling adventures, incredible experiences, breathtaking journeys, live performances, fairy-tale nocturnal shows, captivating attractions... so much to experience, for all tastes and all ages!

Limoges porcelain: as a UNESCO, 'Creative City', the savoir-faire of Limoges has earned it an international reputation.


Vineyards:  In New Aquitaine, it’s impossible to separate wine from gastronomy. Set off on the wine route, from vineyards to châteaux, enjoying the different tastes on offer.

Cheeses:  Follow the cheese routes of New Aquitaine. Whilst Poitou is the home of Goat's cheese, the Pyrenees is home to Ossau-Iraty, a renowned sheep’s milk cheese.

Dordogne valley: Truffles, cep mushrooms, walnuts and foie gras are some of the unmissable delights. 

Cognac: Since the 19th century, eau-de-vie has become renowned the world over, and is used in numerous cocktails. 

Taste of the Ocean: Marennes oysters, Bouchot mussels… enjoy the region’s abundance of shellfish and seafood.

Cannelé: With its attractive caramel colour, and sweet vanilla and rum fragrance, the cannelé is the emblematic little fluted cake of the city of Bordeaux.


The Dune du Pilat: Climb up the Dune du Pilat and then paraglide back to base… a totally thrilling experience!

Marais Poitevin: Take a boat trip through Venise Verte, the region’s very own ‘Green Venice’

Mountains: Ski in the Pyrénées and hike in the Massif Central.

Ocean: Head off to Les Landes for a weekend of surfing.

Cycling: In New Aquitaine, it’s the ‘national sport’, with some 6989 km of cycle paths and routes planned by 2030. Already today, you can enjoy some 3 997 km of dedicated routes. 

The New Aquitaine Region and Excelia will offer you a host of unique, imaginative and rewarding experiences!