Located just forty kilometers east of Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area.
It is a very unique site where world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments present a not-to-be missed combination.
Between ancient traditions and innovations, the winegrowers of Saint-Emilion make emotionally charged wines.
The Saint-Emilion vineyards are of an exceptional heritage. Since 1999, Saint-Emilion has been included in the list of World Heritage sites for Humanity, as a cultural landscape. By classifying the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, UNESCO has recognized the extraordinary nature of this lively landscape.
From the 9th century to the 19th century, the locals had the will to mine the soil in order to standardize the whole architectural appearance. Nowadays the extraction is over but there are still 200km of underground galleries under the village and its vineyards showcasing the wonders of that activity.
Do not miss the visit of the vastest monolithic church of Europe, offering an immersion at the heart of the limestone for an exclusive discovery of the history of the founding monk of the village, to the excavations of the surprising monolithic church. You can also visit the numerous cellar and cloisters, relics of architecture dating in the Romanesque, Gothic and Modern style that are full of rich history.