Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saint Emilion is a pretty town in the Gironde. Come and have a look around and find out about all it has to offer.
A town with a rich heritage
Saint Emilion is a mediaeval town perched in the midst of the most prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux. This thoroughly delightful place is always a real hit with people who enjoy seeing old buildings and monuments. With an amazing heritage, it’s a real pleasure to stroll through its alleyways lined with ancient houses. Monuments and remains from the Roman era appear one after the other, creating a genuine open-air museum.
One must-see when you come to Saint Emilion is its monolithic church, an extraordinary location that’s steeped in history.
A town with a tradition of fine food
This is also a place that’s famous for its great wines, and you can come and discover its vineyards and estates by bike or on foot. Whether you’re a real wine fan or simply curious, you’ll be able to taste the town’s top tipples and enjoy an introductory session at the Maison du Vin de Saint-Emilion. You’ll be entering a whole world of wine and experiencing a unique sensory and cultural adventure.
And if food is more your thing, your taste buds are in for a treat when they acquaint themselves with the town’s speciality. Called macaron, this is a cake that goes back a long way in time, with a soft and delicate texture and a lovely almond flavour.
You’ll also come across all sorts of fine food restaurants devoted mainly to the region’s local specialities. Bordeaux-style lamprey, Pauillac-style lamb and Bazas beef will be just some of the standout dishes.
So come and visit a region that’s typified by the flavours, wines and fine food of the town of Saint Emilion!
Campsite sleeping in Saint Emilion
How about stopping over at a campsite in Saint Emilion during your holiday? So as to retain an authentic touch, you can stay in a natural location. The Yelloh! Village Saint-Emilion will take you to the heart of a unique setting amongst the vineyard-covered slopes, where you can enjoy getting away from it all and relaxing in the centre of this mediaeval town.