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About Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is situated in the Gironde region of Aquitaine in south-western France. The village is around 35km north east of Bordeaux, sitting on top of a hill which overlooks the beautiful Dordogne Valley. Lying at the heart of the renowned Bordeaux vineyards, the historic village Saint-Émilion possesses the appealing charm and character often associated with the South of France. The village is famed for its superb vineyards and locally produced wine, as well as marvellous architecture and monuments, some of which date back to the 9th Century. The village’s overwhelming success in producing high quality wines has been accredited to the area’s diverse and fertile soil, which combines a variety of types of natural terrain, including limestone, clay and sand, to create outstanding wines that boast an array of flavours and aromas, delighting wine connoisseurs from across the world.

Exploring Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilion has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, acknowledging the region's unique qualities and enchanting atmosphere and indeed, the entire village is a remarkable open-air museum, with a distinctly medieval character, alongside fantastic local restaurants, bars and shops. The area is home to a range of intriguing monuments with fascinating histories and origins, such as The King’s Tower, which was built during the 13th century, although the reason for its construction is still a mystery. Visitors are able to climb to the top of this monument and appreciate the inspiring views of the town and beautiful Bordeaux countryside.

Saint-Emilion also boasts a spectacular Monolithic Church and bell tower. Built during the Middle Ages, the church certainly lives up to its name and is the largest of its kind in Europe. It was built by monks out of solid rock and a guided tour tells their story as well as that of the church. It simply has to be seen to be believed and is surely one of the most inspiring buildings you’ll visit. It’s important to note however, that you can only explore it by reserving a tour beforehand.

Other compelling monuments located around the historic village of Saint-Émilion include the Collegiate Church and its Cloister, the 19th century wash houses, the Cordelier’s Cloister, the Cardinal Palace and the Ursulines’ Convent amongst many other extraordinary buildings.

Saint-Émilion tips

Despite the region's deep historic roots, it is most famous for its vineyards. Guests can wander the fields of grapes vines, soaking up the peaceful rural atmosphere across the rolling green hills and fields. Visitors can also take part in enjoyable and informative tasting sessions, organised by local wine experts, to truly get a feel for the flavours and aromas associated with the Saint-Émilion wine.

 

Saint Emilion Itineraries

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Affair with Madrid - Bordeaux To Madrid

2 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Bordeaux

Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid -Bordeaux to Madrid

5 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2021
13 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Libourne

Beautiful Bordeaux with Paris -Paris To Bordeaux

17 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
13 Nights From Paris, to France , Bordeaux
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Saint Emilion

Beautiful Bordeaux with Paris

18 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
12 Nights From Paris, to France , Bordeaux
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Paris

Bordeaux Affair with Highlights of Paris

4 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Paris, to France , Bordeaux
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux Affair - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

7 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Libourne

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

7 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
20 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Portugal , Porto
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Blaye

Beautiful Bordeaux - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

20 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2022
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux

Includes flights and overseas transfers

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Bordeaux

Douro Discovery from Bordeaux to Porto

2 sailing dates June 2021 to August 2021
18 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Portugal , Porto
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Saint Emilion

Bordeaux Affair with Madrid

2 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Saint Emilion

Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid -Bordeaux to Madrid

4 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2021
13 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux Affair - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

7 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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Pauillac

Beautiful Bordeaux - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

23 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2022
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
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