A visit to a UNESCO World Heritage site is much more than just a sightseeing tour
The picturesque village of Saint-Emilion is perfect for a stroll down its medieval cobblestone streets. But that’s not the only reason visitors venture here. A name known around the world, Saint-Emilion has a reputation that has been earned over the centuries through the trade of wine production, omnipresent in the landscape of the Jurisdiction. Only the wine estates, each more sumptuous than the other, stud this vineyard landscape shaped by man. The best way to understand this land and its traditions is to taste the nectar of its labor (in moderation), legacy of its long and singular history.
Bordeaux and its remarkable architectural harmony are like a play where eras collide without distorting the story of its history. The legacy of this ancient story is revealed through the streets and squares that its visitors discover on foot, looking up to admire the many artistic details of the façades and monuments. At night the city gleams with thousands of lights – a magnificent spectacle!
Here you’ll find all the information necessary to prepare your trip and your stay in Saint Emilion in order to discover this exceptional site of indisputable universal value. You will find the following under the sections for the site : the reasons for its selection for the World Heritage list, the history of the site, many practical informations (Tourist Offices, suggested tours, museums, events, transports), and a selection of accommodation and restaurants. Information, prices and opening hours shown are for 2019.
“Saint Emilion, A World Heritage Site” travel guide also offers a suggested itinerary for visiting each site and monument. You’ll also find tips, anecdotes and all the possibilities for family-friendly visits to encourage children and families in their discovery.
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For more information see France’s World Heritage Sites.