WAKE UP IN THE HEART OF THE VINEYARDS
Embark on a romantic gourmet break and cherish the sunshine in the heart of the vineyards. Saint-Émilion, the first wine landscapes listed by the UNESCO, hides unparalleled gourmet and wine experiences in the midst of history.
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A Glimpse of Saint-Émilion
“Covered in vines and bordered with rivers, along woody slopes and picturesque roads, the Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion stretches out over 75 km² around a particularly well-preserved medieval town and is the ideal place to stay. Only 30 minutes from Bordeaux and one hour from Bergerac and Périgueux, Saint-Emilion is the perfect starting point to visit the vineyards of Bordeaux and the Perigord district” … France.fr
One of Bordeaux’ largest wine appellations, Saint-Émilion is a French address for history, wine excellence (Grand Crus), authentic southwestern regional food and breathtaking sceneries.
Awarded UNESCO world heritage status in 1999 and known for being the first wine landscapes listed by UNESCO, Saint-Émilion bears the name of a Breton Monk who lived an exemplary life and did miracles, in this part of the world. The medieval town embraces churches dating back as far as the 12th century. Between the 8th and the 18th century, several religious communities co-lived in Saint- Émilion like the Benedictines, Augustinians, Franciscans, Dominicans and sisters Ursulines, confirmed by the presence of a large number of monasteries, convents and churches.This religious heritage along with the hundreds of wine chateaux, amazing vineyards sceneries, cellars, pigeon houses and windmills testify the importance of this exceptional destination.