Awarded UNESCO world heritage status in 1999, the medieval town is small but perfectly formed and just half an hour away from the city of Bordeaux . Saint-Emilion and it’s even more beautiful than the famed city of Bordeaux, our advise hire a car and head straight out. Saint-Emilion is often wrongly treated as a day trip from Bordeaux rarther than a destaination in it’s own right.
Saint-Emilion isn’t much of a secret with wine lovers. It’s known for its Grand Cru wine and it’s actually one of Bordeaux’s largest winemaking appellations. It has an ideal mix of history and excellent food and drink. Some of the churches date back as far as the 12th century. Even if you’re not a wine drinker, this is a town worth making some time for.
Souvenirs can be a problem if you are hand-luggage only but most vineyards and the wine shops in the village will take care of the shipping for you. Pop open a grand cru at home to keep that holiday feeling!
No space in your suitcase, fear not!
Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Chateau Fonrazade
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