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Parks & nature in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Aquarium
“Well worth a visit, especially with younger children. You can easily spend 2 hours in the aquarium. Buses heading to La Rochelle run very regularly from La Flotte. ”
186 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The highest Sand Dune in Europe! Amazing views and outstanding sunsets-not to be missed!”
166 locals recommend
Garden
“ENGLISH: The Jardin Public is like the Arboretum of Boston, a Horticultural Garden park with fountain and stream, lovingly tended for centuries by landscape designers and naturalists. A beautiful place to go on a summer day with a picnic, or hang out at the café overlooking the grounds (photo). Next door to the Museum of Natural History. A short walk from the Quinconces and the Riverside Walkway. A TOP 10 MUST-DO!”
156 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Beautiful garden with special Japanese gardens inside. A great place to have breakfast or lunch on a nice day! ”
110 locals recommend
Park
“This is very nice garden in Toulouse, Very close to us, you can easily get there by 5 minutes walking.”
122 locals recommend
Premise
“Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these stunning gardens that have been featured on BBC 2's Gardeners World are a great place to visit for the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During July & August every Thursday there are candlelit evenings with jazz music, take a picnic and enjoy a new experience. www.marqueyssac.com”
84 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A 45 minute drive from MDM and over the bridge from La Rochelle is Ile de Ré, dotted with quaint little seaside villages and beautiful beaches. Bicycles are the preferred mode of transport on Ile de Ré!”
118 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“From Fisherman’s Wharf on the great bay, you can cross a bridge to the huge rock with a statue of the Virgin Mary. Be warned, you may have to fight the wind and spray of the Atlantic!”
65 locals recommend
Park
“Ce parc en bord de Garonne accueille de nombreux événements comme Rio Loco en juin, le feu d'artifice du 14 juillet ou encore la fameuse plage rafraîchissante des Toulousains et ses nombreuses activités gratuites durant l'été.”
105 locals recommend
Garden
“Un havre de paix dans Bordeaux, où l'ombre des arbres et les pelouses sont accueillants pour un moment de repos, seul, en couple ou en famille / A haven of peace in Bordeaux, where the shade of trees and lawns are welcoming for a moment of rest, alone, couple or family.”
52 locals recommend
Mountain
“Two exciting cable cars to the top where you get amazing views and can enjoy the observatory”
72 locals recommend
Garden
“A marvelous Japanese garden covering 29 hectares. Magnificent examples of cloud trees, large lake and a wide variety of trees an shrubs. There is a tea room, display and sale of Bonzai trees and plants for sale. Each season is a delight of colour and form.”
43 locals recommend
Lake
“Walk all around the lake and through the forest on the designated trail or join in the various water sports and boating/canoeing available there. There are various places for refreshments around the lake.”
78 locals recommend
Park
“Le Teich Bird Reserve is a protected nature preserve where thousands of wild birds can be seen at closer quarters. 110 hectares of wooded areas, reed beds, meadows, saltmarsh and water stretch out between the mainland sector right up to the coastline of the Arcachon bay.”
54 locals recommend
Playground
“Climb among the trees, zip wire around. Great fun but book on line as cheaper.”
40 locals recommend
Zoo
“La Rochelle's central park is a special place that runs the length of the town, reaching the beach (plage de la Concurrence) at one end and stretching up towards our residence at the other, passing through a small animal park with deer, peacocks and birds.”
81 locals recommend