One Afternoon in Saint Émilion

Visit Saint Émilion in One Day 

As you’ve certainly read in the title, in this post I’m gonna talk about Saint-Émilion 🙂 If you’re visiting Bordeaux and its area, you MUST visit this little town.

Here is what to expect !

Saint Émilion

Saint-Émilion is a little medieval town located in the Gironde department in south-western France. Less than 1 hour of road from Bordeaux, It is the perfect getaway from the big city.

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Saint Émilion is visited every year by more than a million tourists. It is highly known for its wine and vineyards. But Saint Émilion is not just a famous wine, it is also a beautiful little village with a lot of history.

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The Ruins

From the big church built up some rock to the little medieval streets Saint Émilion is definitely unique. You can also find a lot of ruins from the past, like the ruins of an old abbey. You can visit the ruins for free, there is a little bar inside and gift shop at the entrance.

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The King Tower

The town itself is made of sandy colored rocks. Standing in the town, the tower of the king is a beautiful point of view over the city (the top of the church too) but unfortunately I didn’t have the time to climb up the tower, it was closed 😦

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The Countryside

The town is surrounded by vineyards, I got the chance to stay late and watch the sun sets over them. The light was beautiful and the colors were amazing.

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At Night

The town is also very charming at night and full of good places to appreciate the great wine and the french cuisine.

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I took so much photos and the town is so beautiful. I sharing some other pics with you :

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I hope it gives you the desire to visit Saint Émilion ! This town is truly a gem of history and culture.

Some Tips

  • The town is old and the streets are made of pavements sometimes, use good shoes to walk comfortably.
  • It is not very big so you can do it in one day
  • Don’t hesitate to go a little bit outside the city
  • If you can, stay until night to watch the beautiful sunset

Stay tuned for more adventures 😉

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