Aquitaine

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Geography
Grade:
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Aquitaine

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Aquitaine

Aquitaine is France's largest region. To the left is a map highlighting its location. To the right is a picture of the beautiful Aquitaine countryside.

As you can see, Aquitaine is divided into 5 smaller parts: Pyrenees Atlantiques, Landes, Gironde, Lot et Garonne and Dordogne.

It's easy to tell from these pictures that Aquitaine is truly appreciated by visitors for its magnificent forests, parks, lakes and for seaside resorts.

Bounded to the south by Spain, Aquitaine covers 41,308 sq. km. or about 7.6% of France's total land. Its major cities include: Bordeaux, Pau, Bayonne, Mont de Marsan, Bergerac, Perigueux and Biarritz.

This province is renowned for good vacationing spots.

Aquitaine features beautiful terrain that is, by itself, quite and attraction!

Hey, speaking of attractions, Aquitaine is home to some mighty fine amusement parks!

Another activity for visitors in Aquitaine is shopping--its cities are complete with plenty of stores for those looking for a souvenir!

Pictured to the left is a regional dish of Aquitaine, Basque chicken! If you like to cook and try new things, this might be for you! Here's how to make it:Ingredients (for 6 people): - 1 chicken cut into pieces - 1 large onion - garlic - 10 green Espelette chilli peppers - 2 peeled peppers without their seeds - oil - 6 peeled ripe tomatoes without their seeds - bay leaf - thyme - parsley - salt and pepper - ricePreparation1. In a large pot, fry the onion in a little oil along with the chopped garlic and all the peppers cut into slices. 2. Then add the chopped tomatoes, the chicken, bay leaf, thyme and parsley. Add salt and pepper. Leave to simmer with the lid on for about 40 min. 3. Half way through, add the rice so that it soaks up the flavours. 4. Check whether the chicken is properly cooked, and continue if not.

"Whatever came from this province?" you might ask. Well, I may not be able answer that, but I can certainly answer WHO came from Aquitaine. Maybe you've heard of her!

Born in 1122 A.D., Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was the wife of Henry II. She was considered by all accounts a tyrannical woman. Despite this, she was also very beautiful and well-known for this. Her energy was said to be unrivalled.

Magnifique!


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