With 5 marathons, Aquitaine is one of the French regions that offer the largest choice. Although the region has five differents ‘départements’ the marathons are centered in Gironde that counts four of them. The only exception is Pau’s marathon wich is located in Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
Alike Alsace (cf. Marathons in Alsace ), the marathons are mostly rural. Pau is the only big city to host a marathon.
Marathons in Aquitaine also favor wine and gastronomy in general. Two of them celebrate wine : Le marathon du Médoc and le marathon des premières cotes de Blaye. Two names that must make wine lovers dream…
The third one, marathon de l’huitre de Gujan Mestras celebrates the oyster that is grown in the bassin d’Arcachon.